Superintendent's Cabinet

Poudre School District Organization 

The PSD Board of Education oversees the Superintendent (Brian Kingsley |

The Superintendent's Cabinet meets weekly and is made up of district leadership staff who advise the superintendent, including:

  • Legal and Policy Counsel (Autumn Aspen)
  • Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools (Dr. Traci Gile)
  • Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools (Scott Nielsen)
  • Chief Equity and Academic Officer (Marlena Gross-Taylor)
  • Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer (Dr. Dwayne Schmitz)
  • Human Resources Interim Executive Director (Brett Larsen)
  • Finance Executive Director (Dave Montoya)
  • Operations Executive Director (Matt Bryant)
  • Information Technology Interim Co-Executive Directors (Sarah Siple and Dan Stark)
  • Chief of Staff (Lauren Hooten)
  • Communications Executive Director (Madeline Noblett) 


PSD Organization chart - All content is on the page.


Contact Information

Elementary Schools, Assistant Superintendent
Provides leadership and support for elementary school principals

Traci Gile  | 


Secondary Schools, Assistant Superintendent
Provides leadership and support for middle and high school principals

Scott Nielsen | 970.490.3011 | 

Chief Equity and Academic Officer
Oversees Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; Professional Learning; Student Services; Language, Culture and Equity; Research and Evaluation; Career and Innovation; and Integrated Services Departments

Marlena Gross-Taylor |

Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer
Facilitates a culture of data-informed leadership throughout PSD with a goal of supporting schools in efforts to close outcome gaps and minimize disproportionalities based on race and socio-economic status. 

Dr. Dwayne Schmitz |


Human Resources, Interim Executive Director
Oversees employment of licensed teachers, classified staff and administrators, as well as benefits

Brett Larsen | 970.490.3620 |

Finance, Executive Director 
Oversees the district budget while planning for the future and maintaining fiscal transparency

Dave Montoya | 970.490.3355 |

Information Technology,  Interim Co-Executive Directors
Manages IT applications, infrastructure and technical support services

Sarah Siple |
Dan Stark |

Operations, Executive Director
Manages facilities - building maintenance, construction, sustainability, utilities, custodial, outside services

Matt Bryant | 970.490.3527 |

Legal and Policy Counsel 
Attorney for the district managing legal work and policies

Autumn Aspen  |

Chief of Staff 
Lauren Hooten | 970.490.3009 |


Communications, Executive Director 
Madeline Noblett | 970.490.3427 |