Staff and Contact Information

​​Office of Assessment & Evaluation, Cherry Creek Schools

Instructional Support Facility
5416 S Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015
office (720)554-5001
fax (720)554-5088



Staff and Contact Information:

Norman Alerta, Director

Directs District assessment, reporting, and data use activities. Supports decisions and practice related to school and District accreditation, accountability and improvement.


Giovanna Delgado, Administrative Assistant

Office manager. Supports the work of A&E staff.​

  • Point of contact. General questions about the work of the office

  • District Accountability Committee

Jill McVey, Research/Evaluation Analyst

Supports development and implementation of District research and program evaluation agenda and accountability systems.​

  • Questions about research and evaluation projects and statistical analysis

  • Research approval, survey design and support, ad hoc analysis requests, Unified Improvement Planning

Christina Ethier, Senior Assessment Data Analyst

Creates and maintains school and District reporting system​ (Tableau).

  • Questions about reports, Tableau, assessment results

  • Special data reports and projects

  • General data support


Sally Portiss, Assessment Data Analyst

Manages assessment data, ensures data quality, and provides reporting support.

  • Questions about reports and Tableau

  • Special data requests and projects

  • General data support


Courtney Smith, Student Learning & Assessment Specialist

Provides support and implementation of Measures of Student Learning with the Office of Educator Effectiveness.

  • Questions about Educator Effectiveness


Linda Elliott, District Assessment Coordinator

Coordinates State assessments.

  • Questions about assessments, test materials, and assessment accommodations

  • Questions about Illuminate


Bridgette Bridges, School Data Support Specialist

Supports and trains school and District staff on District assessment administration and assessment system navigation.

  • Questions about data access and assessments

  • District assessment support​

  • State Data submissions (Report Card March, READ Act)


Kim Valentine, School Data Support Specialist

Supports and trains school and District staff on District assessment administration and assessment system navigation.

  • Questions about data access and assessments

  • District assessment support


Partners in Our Work:

Performance Improvement Leadership Team (PILT)

​​Mr. Mike Giles, Assistant Superintendent, Performance Improvement

Mrs. La Toyua Tolbert, Director - Inclusive Excellence

Mr. Norm Alerta, Director - Assessment and Evaluation 

Dr. Richard Charles, Director  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Dr. Holly Porter - Director, English Language Acquisition

Dr. Mary Shay - Director, Professional Learning

Dr. Tony Poole - Executive Director, Student Achievement Services

Curriculum & Inst​​​ruction

Information Systems Staff:
Clement Lai, Data Warehouse Manager

Creates and maintain data structures, processes, and network systems that deliver reports and data access to users.


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