The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education consists of five members elected to serve, without compensation, for overlapping terms of four years. Elections are held in November every two years. The Board members serve at-large and following the election, officers are selected for president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and assistant secretary.
The Board of Education is responsible for carrying out the mandatory laws of the state and where federal and state laws do not prohibit, the Board is authorized to establish and appraise district educational activities. The Board considers its most important functions to be in the categories of:
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Elected November 2015–November 2023
Robert Reichardt, Board President, was elected to his first term in 2015. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Robert works as an education policy researcher at Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates. He ran a non-profit working to improve educator quality in Colorado and is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver. Robert taught high school biology and developed an AIDS education handbook while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa.
Prior to his election, Robert served on the Centennial Academy of Fine Arts School Accountability Committee, the District Accountability Committee, Financial Advisory Committee, and the District Safety and Mental Health Advisory Committee. Robert is currently Board Liaison on the Wellness Committee and PTO Presidents Council (PPC).
Robert and his wife Amy have lived in Littleton for many years. Their two daughters have attended Centennial Academy of Fine Arts, Euclid Middle School, Heritage High School, and Littleton High School. Robert comes from a long line of educators including his mother, step-mother, and both grandmothers.
Board-Appointed March–November 2021
Elected November 2021–November 2025
Angela Christensen, Board Vice President, was appointed to the Board in February 2021 and was elected to her first full term in November 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado Christian University. Angela has worked in the insurance industry, local non-profits, and for the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.
Over the past 10 years, Angela has devoted much of her time to volunteering within Littleton Public Schools. She has served on the PTO and School Accountability Committees at each of the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has also served on a variety of district-level committees including: President of the PTO President’s Council, Chairperson of the Joint PTO Scholarship Committee, and member of the Financial Accountability Committee, the Littleton Public Schools Foundation, the 2020 Restart Task Force, and the new Dr. Justina Ford Elementary Design Advisory Group. Most recently, Angela co-chaired the Citizens for LPS Yes on 4C Campaign which helped to successfully pass the Mill Levy Override in the fall of 2020. Angela is currently the Board liaison to the LPS Foundation and Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL).
Originally from western Nebraska, Angela has lived in Colorado for 23 years, the last 13 of those within the boundaries of Littleton Public Schools. Angela and her husband Nate have twin boys who have attended Highland Elementary, Euclid Middle School, and are currently students at Heritage High School. Angela is actively involved in serving the greater Littleton/Centennial community through various organizations including Nourish Meals on Wheels and the Optimist Club of Littleton. When not volunteering within the community, Angela enjoys reading, long-distance running, and traveling across the country with friends and family.
Elected November 2019-November 2023
Lindley McCrary, Board Treasurer, was elected to her first term in November 2019. Lindley was raised in Littleton, Colorado, and attended Littleton Public Schools. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 2001. She has worked in various industries throughout her career, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical and natural gas processing.
Lindley began her volunteer work in education by serving on the Board of Directors for The Rise School of Denver, where her daughters attended preschool. As her children grew and entered elementary school, she began volunteering in other capacities, including room parent, classroom volunteer and joining the Franklin Elementary School Accountability Committee. She has also served on District Accountability Committee, Principal Search Committee for Franklin Elementary, Financial Advisory Committee, and Euclid Middle School PTO. Lindley also co-chaired the committee for the successful 2018 bond election. Lindley is currently Board liaison to Special Services Advisory Committee (SSAC) and District Accountability Committee (DAC).
Lindley and her husband Brandon have lived in Centennial for 17 years, and their two children have attended Franklin Elementary and are current students at Euclid Middle School and Heritage High School. Lindley enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, snowboarding and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.
Elected November 2021–November 2025
Andrew Graham, Board Secretary, was elected to his first term in 2021 and is very pleased to serve the LPS community. Prior to serving on the LPS Board of Education, Andrew served as board chair of the South Metro Chamber of Commerce, served two terms on the Littleton Planning Commission, and was a committee member of the Visioning Committee for the LPS Career and Technical Education Center. Andrew is currently Board liaison to Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee (GTAC).
He and his wife, Megan, have four children who all attended Wilder Elementary School. Two are presently at Goddard Middle School, one is at Heritage High School, and one is attending Purdue University. Andrew has been a youth leader for over 30 years and presently serves on the executive board of Scouting Colorado. He had previously served as the camping chairman overseeing the McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and Camp Tahosa for the last decade and is recognized as an Outstanding Eagle Scout for service to our community 25 years after earning his Eagle.
Andrew is a voracious reader, hack musician, and would really like to be a Rockies fan. He received a BA from DePauw University, an Executive MBA from the University of Denver, and was certified as a project management professional. Andrew is an alumnus of the Second City Theater Company, never forgetting the lighter side of serious business. When not volunteering or spending time with family, Andrew is the president and CEO of Clinic Service, a medical management company supporting local doctors.
Elected November 2021–November 2025
Joan Anderssen, Board Assistant Secretary, was elected to her first term in November 2021. She teaches economics and finance at Arapahoe Community College, where she has been faculty for the past 30 years. Joan has been teaching online and hybrid courses for more than 20 years, and she is a certified Master Reviewer for QualityMatters.org, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of online learning. She is also currently the state chair for the finance and investment courses for the Colorado Community College System.
Joan has been honored with the Jerome Wartgow Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System, Educator of the Year from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado, Faculty of the Year and Distinguished Faculty from Arapahoe Community College. She enjoys serving on committees and boards that provide an opportunity to provide her expertise at both the college and state levels. At Arapahoe Community College, she has served as department chair for the economics and finance department. For the Colorado Community College System, she served on the State Faculty Curriculum Committee for ten years. Joan also served as the community college liaison to the Colorado Department of Education to support the development of financial literacy standards for the state of Colorado.
She received her bachelor's degree from Carleton College, master's degree from the University of Denver, and graduate degree from the University of Colorado. Joan worked in commercial banking as an officer of the bank for several years before moving into pensions and insurance.
Joan has lived in the Littleton Public Schools community for the past 36 years. Her two sons attended Sandburg Elementary School, Newton Middle School, and Arapahoe High School. Joan is an avid cyclist, yoga instructor, and gardener. She has two plots at the Littleton Pea Patch for over 15 years and donates much of what she grows to Meals on Wheels. Joan is currently Board liaison for Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC).