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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*During the public comment section of the Board meeting, Dr. Robert Reichardt, Board President, will call each person who has provided a phone number on the google form to participate in public comment over the phone. He will invite to the podium each person who has indicated on the google form they wish to address the Board in person. The request to submit a public comment link will be available starting the Wednesday prior to the Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. If you are signing up as part of a group, only one member of the group should complete the form. You will be asked to provide the names/email/phone# of your group members.
If there are 19 or fewer individuals signed up to make public comment to the Board, each individual will be limited to 3 minutes. If there are 20 or more individuals signed up to make public comment to the Board, each individual will be limited to 2 minutes. Public comment as a whole during this agenda item will be limited to 90 minutes in an effort to honor the other important work of the Board scheduled for the evening. Any requests for public comment not accommodated during the earlier agenda item will be heard at the end of the Board meeting. Individuals may also submit comments to the Board via email.
If comments are reflective of a previous speakers’ comments or position, we ask speakers to simply state that for the record so it can be recorded and allow the next speaker to address the Board. This will ensure that the Board can hear from as many parents and community members as possible.
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 Educational Technology Advisory Committee and the Littleton Public Schools Foundation.
Robert and his wife Amy have lived in Littleton for six years. Their two daughters attend Centennial Academy of Fine Arts and Euclid Middle School. Robert comes from a long line of educators including his mother, step-mother, and both grandmothers.
Elected November 2013 - November 2021
Kelly Perez, Vice President, was elected to her first term in November 2013. Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration/Public Affairs from Florida Atlantic University. Kelly’s past work experience includes a social worker, a medical social worker, event planner, wedding coordinator, and educational consultant. She is presently a small business owner and serves as an educational consultant on a part-time basis. Kelly has been involved with Littleton Public Schools as chair of the PTO President Council, chair of the PTO Joint Scholarship Committee, PTO president, school accountability chair, and principal search committees for Runyon Elementary School, Powell Middle School, Arapahoe High School, and Heritage High School. Kelly served on the Financial Advisory Committee, Wellness Committee, Calendar Committee, and the Educational Technology Advisory Committee. Kelly was a member of the Greater Littleton Youth Initiative, LPS Foundation, School Attendance Review Board, and has volunteered as a room parent. Kelly is currently Board liaison to the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL) and the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee. Kelly and husband Rey's five children have attended Littleton Public Schools.
Elected November 2013–November 2021
Jack Reutzel, Board Secretary, was elected to his first term in November 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Denver and his Masters Degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his election to the Board, Jack served on the Goddard Accountability Committee and Principal Search Committee, District Financial Advisory Committee and was one of two parents asked to serve on the Littleton Council for Educator Effectiveness. Other volunteer efforts include girl’s lacrosse coach for 10 seasons and a past board member of the Heritage/Littleton Women’s Lacrosse Club. Jack is currently Board liaison to the District Accountability Committee.
Jack is an attorney at Fairfield & Woods in Denver and his practice focuses on land use and development. Jack’s hobbies include traveling with his family, golf and watching lacrosse.
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 and her husband Brandon have lived in Centennial for 14 years, and their two children attend Franklin Elementary and Euclid Middle School. Lindley enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, snowboarding and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.
Board-Appointed March-November 2021
Angela Christensen, Board Assistant Secretary, was appointed to her first term on the Board in February 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 PTO President’s Council.
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.