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ECSD Board of Education Members

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Michelle hartel Stecher, President

District B | Term Expires 2025
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 303-489-1353
 
Originally from New Jersey, Michelle moved out to Colorado in 2001 and up to the Vail Valley in 2005. Michelle’s background is in early childhood education and outdoor leadership, including six years of service with SOS Outreach. In 2011, Michelle transitioned into her current role serving as Executive Director with Mountain Youth. At Mountain Youth, Michelle has the opportunity to support programming for 4,000 youth and families annually through family education, youth leadership, substance use prevention, life skills, and policy work. Michelle is motivated by the curiosity and passion of the young leaders she serves with. She is dedicated to creating equitable opportunities and helping to build a safer, healthier community where all youth thrive. Michelle resides in Avon with her husband Ryan, Chief Information Officer for East West, and their two young children, ages seven and enjoy. Together they enjoy skiing, biking, camping, rafting, cooking, gardening and reading.

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Dr. Ted R. Long, Vice President

District C | Term Expires 2023
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-331-5004
 
Ted, his wife, and three kids moved to Edwards in July of 2018 from Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Dr. Long works as an Assistant Dean at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, overseeing Math, Science, Business, Outdoor and Automotive programs.

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Dan Reynolds, secretary/treasurer

District G | Term Expires 2025
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-331-5321
 
Dan is a husband, father, and attorney. During the first few years after moving to Vail, he worked for the Vail Ski Patrol, Timberline Tours, and the District Attorney’s Office. Since 2007,  Dan has worked as a transactional attorney. Through these different experiences he has learned that work of all kinds, whether with the hands or the mind, reflects our dignity and worth as human beings. It is Dan's goal as a member of the Eagle County School Board to provide our students with the best education possible and equip them to succeed in all their endeavors.

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Kelly Alter

District A | Term Expires 2023
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-376-0442
 
Kelly Alter has lived in Eagle County since 1994. She was incredibly involved at Red Sandstone Elementary School when her children were younger and loved spending time in the classroom. Kelly has served on the Board of the Education Foundation of Eagle County since 2012. She believes that investing in public education is fundamental to the success of our children and the future of our country.

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Lelia Conlin

District B | Term Expires 2025
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-331-1402
 
Lelia first moved to Eagle County in 2004. She lives in East Vail with her husband, her daughter, and their puppy. Professionally, she has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years as a structural engineer. Lelia's daughter proudly attends their local elementary school, Red Sandstone where Lelia volunteers. Lelia is inspired by the kids, staff, and community at her school and in our district.

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Lucila Tvarkunas

District D | Term Expires 2023
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-471-3102
 
Born and raised in Argentina, Lucila first came to the Valley in 2000 to do an internship in Beaver Creek. Her third season she met Patrick working at one of Beaver Creek's restaurants. The next 2 years they would do their winter jobs and then backpack for 6 to 8 months around the world while Lucila didn't have a winter visa. She married Patrick in 2005 and kept working for Vail Resorts. In 2007 they started their first business, No-Bull Entertainment, providing mechanical bull and bouncy castles rentals. In 2010 they started their second business, photo booth rentals and real state photography. Patrick and Lucila have lived in Eagle since 2010. They have 2 boys, Tommy and Nico. Lucila and her family enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, cooking and traveling.

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Juan Peña

District E | Term Expires 2023
PO Box 740, Eagle, CO 81631
Home: 970-471-4260
 
Juan is a 48-year Eagle County resident, a 1991 Battle Mountain High School graduate, and son of Judy Peña, who served as Battle Mountain’s office manager for over 30 years. He has served as a trustee for the Education Foundation of Eagle County, was the PTO President for Red Hill Elementary, Gypsum Creek Middle School, and a 20-year Wild West Day volunteer. Juan is the Senior Fleet Manager at Beaver Creek. Eagle County Schools are the heart and soul of his family history and Juan wants to be a voice for our teachers, his three children, and all of our youth.