Anderson Leaves Races for Schools
It was announced today that Paul Anderson will be joining the Lake County School District (LCSD) as its Chief Financial Officer – Chief Operating Officer (CFO/COO) beginning next month. Anderson, who is currently the Event Manager at the Leadville Race Series, will be taking on this new role in the middle of May before the end of the school year.
In response to a Leadville Today media inquiry surrounding reports that current CFO Kate Bartlett would be leaving her position at the end of the school year, the following information was issued from school district officials.
“Anderson comes with relevant experience and skills as well as a deep commitment to our community. He has earned respect and experienced success in his current role as he is an organized and strategic thinker who continually invites community input.”
Anderson and his wife Katie, who is the art teacher at West Park Elementary in Leadville have been local residents for some years and their son attends Lake County Intermediate School.
“It is exciting for me to have the opportunity to join the Lake County School District team that is made up of so many remarkable individuals,” Anderson said in a statement from the district.
Anderson will replace Kate Bartlett, who announced her departure internally with LCSD teachers and staff in January, with the district issuing a formal statement to the Leadville community on April 11, 2019. Bartlett has served on the LCSD leadership team since 2013 and in the CFO role since 2014.
“Working for Lake County students, families and educators has been an amazing and incredibly rewarding experience,” Bartlett said. “I look forward to staying in the community and continuing to support our schools.”
Bartlett is leaving the Leadville school district to pursue a statewide role in K-12 education. No word on what that position is yet, but stay tuned to Leadville Today for updates. Readers should also note that there has been no official word from the Leadville Race Series nor the series’ owners Lifetime regarding their plans for replacing Anderson, a key member of their team for years.
Spring Art Show Scheduled for May 3
In other school news, the annual Spring Art Show is scheduled for Friday, May 3. This district-wide show celebrates artwork from Lake County’s preschool through 12th-grade students. Art show coordinators and teachers, Amanda Good, Katie Anderson and Erin Farrow depend on amazing, generous volunteers to make this event happen, and this year will be no different. This is the art program’s only fundraiser, and it is how they raise the majority of the money used for art supplies.
Here’s how you can volunteer at Spring Art Show
- The week leading up to May 3 show, after school: bringing artwork from the Lake County High School to Lake County Intermediate School.
- Day of Show, Friday, May 3
- Set Up from 8:15 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m.
- Clean Up after the show 8 – 9 p.m.
- During the Spring Art Show volunteers can help with activities including face painting, cake decorating, plant potting, Frosty Fruit machine, crafts, and more. You do not need to be artistic to help!
For more information, contact Erin Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-486-6838.