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St. Vrain school board elects new president

Change allows for leadership transition as former president is term limited
karen ragland
Karen Ragland

The St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Karen Ragland to be their new president.

Board member Joie Siegrist resigned from her position as board president on Tuesday, though she will continue serving on the board. Siegrist has served on the school board since 2012 and will be term-limited out of office next November.

“It is appropriate timing to focus on a board of education leadership transition that takes place without disruption,” Siegrist said. “This practice is consistent with that of previous boards. It is an intentional and successful strategy that has been used as succession planning to ensure the continuity and success of the board, the organization and ultimately the students, teachers, staff and community.”

With Siegrist’s recommendation, Ragland was the only candidate nominated for board president.

Ragland previously served as the board’s vice president, also serving on the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee and as a liaison to the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and the District Parent Group Representatives. She was appointed to the board in November 2017.

“Work that led to the current strength and success for this district began with our leadership and teachers and staff over a decade ago and each year we see the cumulative results in our achievement,” Ragland said. “I hope to keep the good work going, the great work that everyone is doing.”

Siegrist will finish out her term as vice president on the school board.