Sava joined PEBC in 2015 as the ED of Stanley Teacher Prep. She then became Vice President and Chief Policy Officer and has been instrumental in leading the vision for PEBC’s policy work. She was named President & CEO by the Board of Directors on July 12, 2019.
Sava has built strong partnerships such as the TEACH Colorado campaign which includes PEBC, CDE, CDHE, CEI, CEA, Teach.org and Rose Community Foundation. She serves on the Teacher Informed Solutions for Performance Evaluation Convening alongside Children’s Campaign, Teach Plus and the Rose Community Foundation. Sava participates on the Colorado Education Preparation Innovation Coalition with Keystone Policy Center and was involved in state and national Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) convenings as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Community of Practice on Early Teacher Initiatives.
Sue led the vision and executive level work for Stanley Teacher Prep, which merged with Boettcher Teacher Residency in 2015 to become the most effective residency model in Colorado. Sava has worked in education for more than 27 years in a range of roles including 12 years teaching at Stanley British Primary School. Sava has also instructed child development courses and served as a mentor, advisor and Site Coordinator and ED for residency teachers.
Sue provides education expertise at the capitol and is consulted on both state and national legislation regarding the elevation of the teaching profession. Sava serves on several metro Denver school boards, is a founding design team member of Joe Shoemaker School and the former President of the Board for SOAR charter school in DPS. She also serves on the advisory board for the Colorado Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado and the advisory board for the Rural Alliance. Sava is also on Metro State University’s founding advisory board to the School of Education. Sava is on the BOCES Board for the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning. She earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from UCD and a Bachelors’ degree in History from Princeton University.