• Elizabeth School District Board of Education

    District Mission:
    To provide our students with excellent and diverse learning opportunities that inspire passion for learning, develop individual potential and prepare them for a success future.

    Board's Purpose:
    We will strive as a unified team of elected citizen volunteers to keep students at the heart of our decisions, to grow the district in a positive direction, and to focus on student success at every level.

    Essential Board Roles

    • Guiding the district through the superintendent
    • Engaging stakeholders
    • Ensuring alignment of policy, resources and structure
    • Measuring and celebrating achievement
    • Modeling excellence

    Board Core Values

    • Students first
    • Respect
    • Learning
    • Continuous improvement
    • Fiscal sustainabilit

    Board's Strategic Listening Links

    • Committees and associations
    • Conferences and conventions
    • Constituent surveys
    • BOE meet and greet
    • Continuous improvement
    • BOE School Ambassador Program

    Board's Focus Areas

    • Increasing student achievement
    • Investing in excellence for all students
    • Enhancing sustainable employee salaries and benefits
    • Building a long-term planing culture and system
  • Carol Hinds, President

    chinds@esdk12.org |Term November 2017-November 2021 | Carol Hinds and her family have lived in Elizabeth since 2005. She has one child, her daughter, still attending the Elizabeth School District, while two of her children have now graduated from the district.

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  • Dee Lindsey, Vice President

    dlindsey@esdk12.org | Term November 2011-November 2015 Term | November 2015-November 2019 | Dee Lindsey is a Colorado native who has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 2007. Prior to that he lived in rural Douglas County for 16 years. Dee is married with two daughters who attend Elizabeth Schools.

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  • Cary Karcher, Treasurer

    ckarcher@esdk12.org |Term November 2017-November 2021 | Cary Karcher is a 25-year resident of the district and has had two daughters attend Elizabeth Schools from elementary through high school. Over the last two years, Cary has participated in the 1338 Committee as a community participant providing feedback from a parent perspective on teacher and student assessments.

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  • Paul Benkendorf, Secretary

    pbenkendorf@esdk12.org |Term November 2017-November 2021 | Paul moved to the Elizabeth area in 2013 and immediately was impressed by the schools and the district. He has participated in many activities and has most recently served as the president of the Elizabeth High School Track and Field Booster Club.

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  • Richard Smith, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

    rsmith@esdk12.org | Term November 2015-November 2019 | Richard has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 1999. He retired from the Army Reserve in 2014 after serving for 30 years including assignments in Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He appreciates the importance of education, serving as an instructor and curriculum developer for the US Army for over 10 years.

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