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Cherry Creek Schools thanks Churchfield for dedicated service
The Cherry Creek School District bid a fond farewell to outgoing Board of Education member and past president, Jennifer Churchfield, during a celebration on October 9. Churchfield, who has served two terms on the board and is term-limited, attended her last meeting as a board member on October 14.

“You have made a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children,” Superintendent Harry Bull said to Churchfield and a large crowd of family, friends, parents and employees gathered in the Kathleen D. Smith Library at Cherry Creek High School.

See more photos of the celebration on the Cherry Creek Schools Facebook page.

Bull explained that when Churchfield and her husband, Marty, moved to Colorado in 1993, “it was a good day for Cherry Creek Schools.” That’s because Churchfield followed her three children into the schools, beginning two decades of dedicated volunteer service to the district.

Churchfield served as PTO president at Cottonwood Creek Elementary, president of the Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network, and as a Building Coordinator for the 2003 Bond and Budget election. She was elected to the Board of Education in 2005 and served as president from 2011 to 2013. Under her leadership, the district improved the academic excellence it is known for and protected classrooms from severe cuts in state funding during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

“You were our conscience, making sure we did the right things for kids,” said former Board of Education president Aagje Barber.  “The right thing at the right time in the right way. “

“Under your leadership, fiscal stewardship always trumped convenience,” said former Superintendent Mary Chesley, who also praised Churchfield for her intellect, tenacity and humanity. “Your daily commitment to excellence will always be a part of us.”

On Nov. 5, Cherry Creek School District residents will elect two directors to the Board of Education. Karen Fisher is the sole candidate for Director District E. Incumbent Randy Perlis and parent Brian Arnold are running for Director District D. All registered voters living in the district may vote on both races.

Posted October 10, 2013.
Posted 10/10/2013 2:27 PM
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