Dr. Cynthia Stevenson
leaves a legacy of excellence, which is reflected in every school and every classroom in Jeffco Public Schools
She is an educator at her, core who has spent her life working on behalf of the children of Jefferson County.
She first joined the Jefferson County School district as a five-year old, attending South Lakewood Elementary.
At the time, Jeffco
was a newly formed district.
Stevenson graduated from Lakewood High School and attended the University of Colorado where she earned her bachelor's, Master's and PhD.
never veered from the passion that drove her
from a very early age -education.
Stevenson began her career as a first-grade teacher with Jeffco and in 1985 she left the classroom for the principal's office.
Being a principal at several Jeffco schools gave her yet another perspective of our education system - that of an administrator who was responsible for every child.
In 2002, Stevenson became the first "home-grown" superintendent to lead Jeffco Public Schools.
experience as a teacher and principal prepared her
for the challenges that came with running a district with more than 84,000 students and 14,000 employees.
never lost sight of her
fundamental belief that every child can learn and grow.
continues to be recognized for its educational excellence: being continually ranked by U.S. News
and World Report on their Best High Schools list; tied for the second-best graduation rate of the nation's 50 largest school districts (according to Education Week's Diplomas Count report); and CSAP/TCAP scores consistently outperform the state average in every subject at every grade level.
In 2010, Stevenson
was named as the Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives
was one of four finalists for the national award.
has been named Woman of the Year in Jefferson County and was given the Alumni Leadership Award from the University of Colorado at Denver
Cindy serves on many boards including the Jeffco Economic Council, the St. Anthony's Hospital board of directors and the Red Rocks Community College Board.