Jefferson County Public Schools
Dr. Cindy Stevenson was appointed Superintendent of Schools for Jeffco Public Schools in 2002; in 2006 she received a three-year contract extension.
Dr. Stevenson has more than 34 years experience as a JPS educational leader, including time as a teacher, an assistant principal, a principal, the assistant superintendent for instruction, and deputy superintendent.
She is the first Jeffco Public Schools alumnus to lead Colorado 's largest public school system, with more than 85,000 students at 154 schools and many other programs at a total of 185 campuses.
As Jefferson County 's largest employer, Jeffco Public Schools employs nearly 12,000 full and part-time staff, and invests more than $1 billion annually into the county's economy.
The district's annual 2007-2008 operating budget is more than $630 million.
Under Dr. Stevenson's leadership, Jeffco Public Schools has consistently seen CSAP scores rise and continues to outpace the state average at every grade level in every content area. The district also passed the largest bond and mill levy in Colorado K-12 history, capturing nearly 92 percent of all Jefferson County precincts.
Eleven schools have earned the distinction of National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Stevenson earned her university degrees, including a Ph.D. in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Development, from the University of Colorado.