- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
School Board Recognition Month: Meet Board of Education member Anne Egan
Director, District A
Anne Egan has had the chance to see how the Cherry Creek School District functions at all different levels.
Egan, who was sworn in as the CCSD Board of Education District A Director in November 2019, has long had a well-informed view of the district of more than 53,000 students. A former education policy advisor with Colorado Gov. Roy Romer, Egan and her family specifically moved to a home in the district for the schools. Her four children have all progressed through Cherry Creek Schools.
This experience has come in addition to longtime roles within the district – Egan has been an active member in CCSD organizations ranging from elementary school PTCOs to the Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network. All of this work within the Cherry Creek School District and beyond made running for the school board in 2019 feel like a perfect fit.
“It was important for me to give back to the district,” Egan said, adding that at one point, she had four kids in four different schools. Each found their own path to excellence within the district, and each drew on resources within their classrooms to forge their own pathway of purpose. “I serve on behalf of each and every one of the District’s more than 53,000 students. It’s an honor to represent the same schools my children attended and where they received an excellent education," she added.
Egan certainly has the experience and the know-how to keep those issues at the forefront in her new role on the board (she earned a master’s degree from the University of Denver). Egan is used to working hard behind the scenes to maintain the district’s tradition of excellence, and she wants to bring those skills to bear in implementing programs that support the district's Core Values. This year, she is looking forward to the completion and opening of Traverse Academy, the district’s new mental health day treatment center, as well as annual spring commencement ceremonies. "High school graduations are always a very special way to celebrate our students, and the families and staff who were there on the journey." Egan said.
Egan and her fellow board members are dedicated public servants – unpaid volunteers – who work diligently to ensure that the children of Cherry Creek receive the best education possible – one that helps them discover their pathway of purpose and prepares them for success in college, the military, or the workplace. They are responsible for the academic success of more than 53,000 students, as well as the efficient management of a district with nearly 9,000 full and part-time employees and an annual general fund budget of over $670 million. They spend countless hours studying student achievement and school finance, working with lawmakers and educational experts, meeting with district administrators, teachers, staff members, parents, and students, and attending school and district events.
Each board member represents one of the district’s five director districts, but they are elected ‘at-large’ to four-year terms by registered voters via a non-partisan ballot. Egan represents Director District A, which includes the following schools:
Cherry Hills Village Elementary
Dry Creek Elementary
Holly Hills/Ridge Elementary
Walnut Hills Elementary
Willow Creek Elementary
Campus Middle School
West Middle School
Cherry Creek High School
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