Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.
Cal Frazier served as the commissioner for the Colorado Department of Education for 15 years and was a driving force in attracting qualified teachers into Colorado’s public schools. Cal devoted his life to improving both the Colorado and national education system and is still remembered as a “leader of leaders”in public education.
Cile Chavez provides motivation and expertise to organizations on Leadership and Human Development. She co-authored, bestselling book, “Spirit Movers: Attributes for Transforming Leadership”.
Cile served as Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools; Asst. Dean of the College of Ed., University of Northern Colorado; and as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the State Colleges of Colorado. She is the former Colorado State Dir. of the North Central Assoc. of Colleges and Schools and President of the Colorado Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Senator Rollie Heath is in his second term on the Colorado General Assembly representing Senate District 18. Senator Heath was elected Senate Majority Leader in 2013, and was elected the Assistant Senate Minority Leader in 2014.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, his private sector career included 17 years in senior management with Johns Manville Corporation. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin and then served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, with nine years of active duty and 14 years of reserve service.