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Central Administration

Central Administration Office

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
1775 LaClede Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado  80905
Voice:  719-475-6100
Fax:  719-475-6106
 

D12 Central Administration Building
Cooper, Walt Superintendent of Schools
Fogarty, John Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
Steen, Carolena Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Cassidy, Kevin Executive Director of Technology
Morin, Natalie Executive Director of Business Services
Wangelin, Ernie Director of Facilities

(E-mail can be sent to a staff member by clicking the small envelope next to their name.)

District 12 Organizational Chart

Click on the image below to view the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Leadership organizational chart.

D12 Leadership Organizational Chart

Directions to Central Administration

Exit from I-25 onto S. Tejon Street (Exit 140).  Drive south on Tejon Street (in the right lane) for about .5 miles and take a slight right at the stoplight onto W. Cheyenne Blvd.  Drive west on W. Cheyenne Blvd approximately .5 miles and turn right onto LaClede Street. Drive north approximately 100 yards, and the District 12 offices will be on your right at 1775 LaClede Street.

Map of School District 12

D12 District Map

(Click the map above for a map of School District 12 in PDF format.)

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dr. Walt Cooper

Dr. Walt Cooper
(Dr. Cooper's Bio)

 

Unlike most states, the public school system in Colorado grew out of an intentional commitment to local control. Rather than establishing a centralized, state-administered system, Colorado’s constitutional framers made the choice to place control ‘as near the people as possible’ by creating a representative government structure to govern public schools.   This choice was one that set Colorado apart—only six states in the nation have a similar constitutional provision for local governance.

 

This commitment to local control is not only powerful, but also incredibly important if our public schools are to remain flexible and responsive to the needs of their local communities. However, the outcomes of this commitment are contingent on the local community being represented by well prepared, dedicated, and responsive citizens willing to serve on the local Board of Education.

 

During more than a decade-and-a-half working in the Cheyenne Mountain School District, I have had the opportunity of working with nearly 20 different Board of Education members, which isn’t uncommon for a superintendent.  What is unfortunately uncommon, however, is the respectful and professional manner in which our Board of Education has conducted business over these many years, and their primary commitment to first focus on the needs of students above all else.  This is something for which all of us in this community should be thankful.

 

On the last Monday of November, the Cheyenne Mountain Board of Education said goodbye to two long-standing members.  Board President Steve Parker and Secretary Tom Neumann concluded  their service on the D-12 Board, taking 14 years of combined experience and service with them.  I often say that most people don’t know what school board members do; but, they would certainly know if they didn’t do it.  This certainly holds true for Steve and Tom, as their service to District 12 has been invaluable.  All of us in the Cheyenne Mountain Community owe them thanks, and should be appreciative of their efforts.