Insider's Academy

The magic of students learning is the most visible and motivating part of education. But, behind-the-scenes, operations and management of public education has grown increasingly complex. Funding formulas, legal regulations, test administration and reporting create volumes of documentation and spreadsheets. The Insider’s Academy breaks this complexity into five in-depth sessions. Participants will gain a sense of ownership in their District by increasing their knowledge of how it operates and who shapes its operation.

Insider’s Academy enrollment is open to any Eagle County resident. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants each school year.  Should we receive more than 25 registrations, preference for enrollment will be given to individuals that have or have had students enrolled in one of our schools within the past five years. A confirmation of your enrollment will be sent by email prior to the first session on October 4th.

Enrollment for Insider's Academy has closed at this point. Thank you to our signed up participants!

SESSION 1 - Tuesday October 4th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Board of Education room - 757 E. 3rd St. Eagle, CO 81631

The Purpose of Public Education & a Flyover of Eagle County Schools

  • Superintendent's Welcome
  • Purpose of Education
  • Strategic Plan
  • Demographics & Performance
Presenters: Dr. Glass, Traci Wodlinger, Tammy Schiff   Presentation

SESSION 2 - Tuesday November 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Board of Education room - 757 E. 3rd St. Eagle, CO 81631

Finance & Operations

    School Finance
    Athletics
    Transportation
    Facilities & Grounds
    Food Services
    Technology

Presenters: Dr. Glass, Sandy Mutchler      Presentation

SESSION 3 - Tuesday December 6th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Board of Education room - 757 E. 3rd St. Eagle, CO 81631

The Instructional Core

  • Teachers (Professional Model)
  • Learners (Customized Learning)
  • Standards (High Expectations)
Presenters: Dr. Glass, Heather Eberts, Anne Heckman, Phil Qualman, Jenna Barclay   Presentation

SESSION 4 - Tuesday January 17th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Board of Education room - 757 E. 3rd St. Eagle, CO 81631

Student Services

  • Special Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Gifted & Talented
  • English Language Learners
  • Other special programs
Presenters: Dr. Glass, Phil Qualman, Chris Madison, Jennifer Martínez, Jessica Martínez, Shelley Smith  Presentation

SESSION 5 - Tuesday February 7th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Board of Education room - 757 E. 3rd St. Eagle, CO 81631

Governance, Education Politics, Education Policy & Advocacy

    State Representatives
    Senators
    State Board of Education
    Supporting Public Education & Opportunities for Leadership

Presenters: Dr. Glass, Sandy Mutchler, Chelsey Gerard, Aaron Sifuentes, Ray Edel, Melanie McMichael, Tami Payne, Todd Shahan, Wendy Rimel (E•ƒ(ec) President)