DENVER – Feb. 5, 2015 – PEBC, a nonprofit that works with teachers, school leaders and districtsuperintendents to cultivate highly effective K-12 educators to elevate student achievement, announced the addition of Dr. Cynthia Stevenson to its staff as a senior consultant. In this role, Stevenson will provide support to school and district leaders to impact teaching and learning, as well as school system performance. Her work will focus on building instructional capacity in teachers, principals and district leaders.
“Cindy brings a wealth of educational knowledge and leadership expertise to this role, and we’re looking forward to her contribution in making PEBC an even stronger resource for educators throughout their careers,” said Rosann B. Ward, PEBC president. “With her background and involvement with PEBC over many years, she is a natural fit to our leadership team.”
Prior to joining PEBC, Stevenson most recently served as director of the CASE (Colorado Association of School Executives) Leadership Initiative, providing support to school leaders and districts to impact teaching, learning, and school improvement efforts. In 2014, Stevenson retired from the Jefferson County School District after more than 40 years as a teacher, principal, deputy superintendent, and superintendent for 12 years. Through more than four decades of work in Jeffco, Stevenson’s legacy reflects her steadfast commitment to classroom excellence and the development of outstanding teachers and leaders.
While in Jeffco, Stevenson was selected by her peers as Colorado Superintendent of the Year and was a finalist for the national award i n 2010. She was named a National Leader to Learn From by Education Week in 2013 and was a recipient of PEBC’s Cal Frazier Investing in Education Award in 2014. She has also been honored with the Wayne Carle Legacy Award for Diversity and the University of Colorado at Denver Alumni Leadership Award.
Stevenson has served on numerous community boards including the Governor’s Educational Leadership Council, Jeffco Economic Development, PEBC Board of Directors, the Red Rocks Community College Advisory Board, and St. Anthony’s Hospital Board of Directors. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a doctorate in administration, supervision, and curriculum development.
PEBC (Public Education & Business Coalition) is a Colorado-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works with teachers, school leaders and district superintendents throughout Colorado and nationwide to cultivate great teachers and advance education. PEBC provides professional development for practicing educators, and operates the Boettcher Teacher Residency, which prepares individuals to have exceptional teaching careers through a hands-on master’s degree program. PEBC’s mission is to drive cutting-edge teaching practices, and inform and provoke the public to improve education for all. For more information visit www.pebc.org.