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January 9, 2023 | News

Two Adams 14 Board Members Join National Organizations

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Jan. 9, 2023, COMMERCE CITY, Colo. Two school board members of Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14) have joined national associations that will help them acquire more skills and experience to better serve in their roles and while serving the community. 

On Jan. 6, Adams 14 Board of Education President Reneé Lovato joined the fifth fellowship cohort of School Board Partners (SBP), a program offering professional development for diverse elected school board members to support individual leadership and impact by building their capacity, knowledge, and skills. 

As an SBP member, Lovato will have a national cohort and community of practice, an individual mentor, access to a library of resources and exemplar policies and toolkits, and a two-year curriculum with training and professional development meetings. To read more about SPB, click here.

Adams 14 Board of Education Treasurer Janet Estrada joined the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed (NALEO) officials in 2022. Estrada’s participation in NALEO also involved her attending a two-day training in Washington D.C. during mid-November in which she fine-tuned skills needed to succeed in public office. 

Estrada was one of the two newly elected Latino officials from Colorado who attended the biennial conference and professional development program. The robust curriculum provided training on topics as varied as budgeting, finance, and fiscal responsibility; relationships and understanding the policymaking process; developing a brand as a policymaker and leader; integrity and ethics in public office; and self-care.

“I learned how critical it is to align fiduciary responsibilities, mainly district budget with resources, personnel, and with what academic data trends are showing us,” Estrada said. “It was a great opportunity to not only learn about how to best serve my community, additionally it offered an opportunity to network with fellow board members from across the nation to discuss our current political landscape and policy.”

To learn more about NALEO, click here.