Vision Session Summaries - Education
Session Information Date/Time Introductory/Ice Breaker Question: EDUCATION The Pikes Peak region is an ideal community in 2020 if: EDUCATION What exists currently; qualities, organizations, etc. that we need to preserve?: EDUCATION What are things that we need to create or develop to make this your ideal community?: EDUCATION
Diane Salek; Pikes Peak Library District; 10 participants; East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80918 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Strong school communities We have one school District Good library support Strong school communities Art education Cultural festivals Library system One school district Consolidate school administrations Expand library services Concentrate on becoming a higher educated community Retain educated young people in the community
Sharon Dobson PPLD Staff meeting 10 attendees East Library, Union St. Colorado Springs 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 -as a group, they were pleased with the offerings of the public education system in Colorado Springs -majority of the group had moved here from other cities because of the notoriety of of the PPLD, BUT they had checked out public school districts first and determined that CO Spgs has good public school distraicts throughout the region -Galileo and other magnet schools were complimented -continued strength of the public school system -still feel that parents can make a difference by their participation within the schools addressed in intro comments addressed in future comments
Kira Pasquesi Student group called the Roosevelt Institution at Colorado College 7 people Held at the Partnership for Civic Engagement at Colorado College 12, 9, 2008, 3:30
Access to higher education for all that want it Local colleges/universities recruit from local high schools Community that understands the importance of preschool and provides adequate funding and resources Diversity in schools Internship program between colleges and businesses/non profits Teach environmental education/policy in K-12 schools Quality institutions of higher education Parenting classes (education at home is important) More importance on early childhood education
Huy N. Tran Pikes Peak Library District East Library, Colorado Springs 9 attendees 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Colorado Springs has a very educated population and many schools to support education needs. Incredible library district; a community of readers. Strong coalition of schools; commitment to success in the school. The continued presence of the numerous higher education facilities. High percentage of avid readers within the community. More money invested in education, educational center to help drive economic diversity. De-TABOR Education must be a politcal and economic priority. Foster partnerships amongst all levels of education: public, private and government.
Paul Martinez, Pikes Peak Library District Supervisor Meeting, Union Blvd, 10 participants. 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 focus on preparing children for the future, opportunity for all children regardless of socioeconomic background. Establish stronger school connections with the community - collaboration between school and library, connect students to communities, resources, path to success and being engaged citizens, volunteerism. Can community absorb internships? Tax increase for education- help citizens understand the importance of supporting their local school districts as we are all impacted by diminished education dollars. Role of senior citizens - intergenerational knowledge - many children with no local grandparents. D38 welcomes and encourages participations of seniors, lunchroom, and classrooms; given children a vision and seniors better exposure to what great things are children are doing. Emphasize partnerships Overall Quality of Schools Quality of Library District Air Force Academy Colorado College UCCS PPCC CTU and all other educational institutes Increased funding of education develop skill set of all citizens seniors - share knowledge life long learning - affordable education - parenting classes, if grandparents are not available - tap into senior volunteers instill life long love of learning - starts with focus on early child education focus on basic communication skills - face to face - interpersonal - what is texting and other forms of electronic communication going to do to the future of how we communicate with each other education of immigrants
Debbie Swanson Pikes Peak Library District Supervisors 7 PPLD East Library 11, 12, 2008, 8:00
Good education, K through higher ed. Some strong school districts (not all) Well educated work force Better pay for teachers Consolidate school districts Schools need to work better with different learning styles Use school buildings around clock, around year Offer recreational activities through schools More classes for Adults Students visit businesses Build internships
Mark Tremmel,Pikes Peak Library District, 90, East Library 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Excellent library system Excellence in education. No. 1 library district Colleges (public and private), zoo, May Museum, Fine Arts Center, Air Force Academy and Library! More cultural centers, big visitor center, District 11 excellence criteria with funding, plentiful public education opportunities, Public and free educational oppotuntities.
Sarah White primary faciliator, Paul Martinez secondary facilitator, scribe and entered feedback from the Urban League Facilitation session, 6 attendees, session took place at the Urban League Board Room. 1, 9, 2009, 16:00 Picture of children - thought that our chilren our the future, we must teach them well and let them lead the way. They need to be taught to take pride in who they are and be given an opportunity to get the best education possible regardless of their socioeconomic background. Picture of children playing soccer - instilling leadership and cooperation in our students. -quality of education is unsurpassed in region/state - Educators held in high, high esteem and compensation is reflective of this mindset -equality in education no matter where the student is located -Single school district - example state of Virginia, generates support from parents, local and state goverment, same standards, curriculum, measurements, etc.
-increase pay for teachers - focus on early education of children and really all citizens in establising a strategic focus on sound money management, savings, budgeting,difference between want and needs,value of education(early childhood development) -Share knowledge or help citizens gain understanding of each other relative to understanding paradigms of poor, middle clas and rich and how to transition from one to the other. example - Bridges out of poverty
Paula George ELD/BAC 9 people in my small group El Pomar Penrose House 1, 14, 2009, 17:30 Our children are happy in their schools There are more male teachers We are #1 in spending money on education Our teachers are the highest paid
One school district Emphasis on skill development for those who are not college-bound A leveling of quality educational opportunities across the region
Curtis Hill El Pomar Emerging Leaders BAC - Penrose House Subgroup of 7 1, 14, 2009, 18:00 Higher graducation rate Decrease of achievement gap between racial communities Highest standardized test scores in nation. Educated children Research Institution in community The strength of the current institutions of higher education Preschool/primry learning

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Suzanne Tullien, Women In Business Breakfast, about 32, New England Financial 1, 22, 2009, 8:00
more Youth oriented education on environment, financial stability, etc.
Challenge our educational systems to rise above mediocrity! Engage our children to participate in their surroundings to improve our overall community and collaboration
Karole Campbell - women's networking group @ The New England 1/22 @ 7:30A, approximately 35-40 total attendees, 12-15 in my breakout group 1, 22, 2009, 7:30

Great higher education infrastructure and schools
Jes Raintree Colorado College (Staff and students) 19 1, 22, 2009, 11:30 Children and a solid education Strong youth and adult public education Multilinqual education to improve services to our entire population Institutions of higher education (CC, UCCS, USAFA) Retrain construction workforce to be "energy efficient" construction workers Children - more local based learning (to include service learning) Create transition plans and programs for prisoners so they have viable options upon release to our community Multilingual education (youth and adult)
Jane Aiello,BIBB, 33 total 11 in my group, NEF 1, 22, 2009, 7:30
one unified school district, good funding, local colleges and vocational schools scholarships to keep kids in local colleges, programs to increase graduation rate
Bob Stovall, HB&A Architects 8 people, 102 East Moreno, CS 1, 23, 2009, 11:30 mentoring future generations; exposure to ideas quality educational opportunity at all levels; Maintain school opportunities; multiple districts offer choices Improve poorer performing schools - better facilities and improved teaching; (concerned about disparity of funding and quality between districts); improve arts education in schools
Shree Hardikar Nath Philosophical Cafe Group: 8 participants. Broadmoor Church, Lake Avenue. 1, 27, 2009, 10:00

UCCS; CC; Air Academy.
Shree H. Nath Addendum to Philosophical Cafe group (Last screen) 1, 27, 2009, 10:00


$$ and respect for educaiton ( especially elementary).
Frank Kinder HB&A 13-14 1, 23, 2009, 11:00
UCCS equals CSU and is a true thriving univesity. AFA is here and its model has been instituted into high schools and replicated with success. All the school districts have been consolidated into one successful, comprehensive system that rivals other larger cities. We have a strong school environment with a free market focus and approach.
Kira Pasquesi El Pomar-Asian American Council, Emerging Leaders Program 8 participants Penrose House 1, 27, 2009, 6:00
More equality in K-12 education Additional research institutions, expand UCCS research Increased accessibility of Higher Ed Students are motivated No duplication of administrative efforts in school districts Internships for young people Focus on the importance of educating the children Diversity of programs, technical schools esp
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 10 (Table #1 Group) 40 Total Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 Fund public education with an education foundation or more taxes Vocational education to train craftsmen to work with their hands Public education that is equitable for all students in PP Region Too many days off for students in our public schools Higher education (USAFA) Mecca of USA for education, awareness and learning opportunities Population density (limit and restrict) do not want large schools Train available labor force for Xeriscape installations Outdoor education Natural history education
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 40 (Large group wrap up of all 5 table groups) Broadmoor Community Church 12, 27, 2009, 10:00



Debbie Swanson Asian American Advisory Council 11 in large group - 5 in my small group Penrose House 1, 29, 2009, 17:30 Celebrate Education! Elders pair with students for learning Superior education for everyone Focus on education Value education Priority is education Kids value their own education Teachers are valued Parents are taught parental skills and how to help their kids' education Keep CPCD/Head Start Keep our higher education facilities Preserve organizations that support child development (none)
Emilie Satterwhite, Cheyenne Village Administrative Office, In my group there were 10 participants in the discussion 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 -Intergenerational Learning -Great school systems, including smaller classes -Affordable higher education -More university specialties (don't need to go to Ft Collins for veterinary, Denver for social work) -Good libraries -Excellent libraries all over town -Schools need to be held accountable to the community by communicating with their communities -create vocational training programs especially for high school students and educate the public that not everybody is meant for a 4 year college program -Increased technology available to the public in libraries
Kira Pasquesi ESL Students 4 attendees Helen Hunt Elementary 2, 9, 2009, 6:00
Access to higher education for immigrants that finish high school (pass the Dream Act) Education about other cultures inside and outside school Quality of libraries and public schools Access to higher education for immigrants
Kira Pasquesi Developmentally disabled and their caretakers/staff/family members 12 attendees Cheyenne Village 2, 10, 2009, 9:00
School system that covers all the needs of the students Disabled students have access to the same opportunities District administrators stay on long term Working with alternative students at Pikes Peak Community College Community education on acceptance and tolerance Help our youth find their vision and passion Promote volunteerism in schools More YMCA and Sierra HS like partnerships Access to early childhood education
Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID classroom 2, 11, 2009, 2:00
A computer in your desk for every child Computerized books

Paula George Colorado College staff and students Nine in my small group Werner Campus Center 1, 22, 2009, 12:00
Colorado College (and other instutitions of higher ed) integrated with the larger community Variety of options for life-long learning--"a community of learners"
Alternataive education
Paula George Philosophers' Cafe 8 in my small group Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 Effective, inclusive school systems Thriving college/university--affordable, research-oriented; model for summer activities Effective schools for the full range of students, from gifted to special needs Vocational/tech centers--teach public value of wood, metal, food, etc. work
Youth prison population toward a 0% recidivism rate Respect for learning
Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID program (Continued from last survey-pressed submit too soon) ,  ,  ,
Large touch screens in each classroom Massaging chairs for students

Wendy Mack UCCS Group #2 8 attendees Dwire Hall, UCCS Campus 2, 13, 2009, 10:30 The children's school The k-12 school system and higher education

Invest more in education
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 13 in my group Cheyenne Village Admin, 6275 Lehman Dr. 2, 10, 2009, 9:00
Good schools After school programs at most schools Grow higher ed's presence Schools know how to deal with autism. Special inexpensive school for autism Special inexpensive school for all disabilities More therapies in school Higher ed focus more on human services, serve local area more Higher ed focus on special education Higher ed focus on best practices for dev. disabilities services More specialization of treatment for dev. disabilities. Colleges to interact more with communicty Colleges can be a source of free activities for community Work with higher ed to develop a career ladder for caregivers.
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 7 West Intergenerational Learning Center 2, 11, 2009, 19:00 High school graduation is most important - everyone must have their high school diploma.
Higher education institutions. Create partnerships with UCCS to develop higher eds program for developmental disabilities. Engage local talent in higher ed. to work on real comunity issues. Consolidate school district no more than three. Access to quality education for everyone. High school diploma minimum education requirement. Value of shared responsibility in community for student success.
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilites & allies 12 Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00

Christian Schools. More schools kept open in neighborhoods. Higher ed keeps involved and helps community. Mentorship for Youth. Overcome social issues that cause some kids to fail in schools.
Paula George Those who support people with developmental disabilities 8 in my small group Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00
ALL students have an IEP (individual education plan), not just students with disabilities Free education, including college Lots of educational opportunities beyond the school systems heightened level of skill training for people who work with people with disabilities
Frank Kinder USGBC 6 people Carnegie Room at Penrose Library. 2, 17, 2009, 16:00
we have world class academic institutions and programs at uccs, cc, and others. They are envied, strong, and capable. Schools are run like businesses. Neighborhoods are focused on schools and support them as activity centers. Our community college system and good educational access. Conservation centers. Youth are taught to be part of the solution, sustainability is a way of life. It is not seen as a sacrifice.
Frank Kinder, with updates to USGBC on 2/17/09 4 pm at Carnegi library 2, 17, 2009, 16:00


international focus supporting exchange students and educational access for them.
Jane Aiello - Oz Architects 5 people Carnegie Room - Penrose Library 2, 11, 2009, 11:30 n/a concentrate on the inner city schools - stop building new ones in the suburbs inner city schools n/a
Kelley Hicks Group: UCCS School of Public Affairs Total Attendees: Approx 35 Location: Dwire Hall, Room 204 UCCS Campus 2, 18, 2009, 5:30 One picture was selected that reflected father and son interaction. The comment was a sense of community activities and sports for children. *Phenomenal school system * Air Force Academy * Olympic Training Center * Athletics budget * End TABOR * Grants/Special Project* Increase brading or reputation of school districts outside of district 20. *Inclusion of culture within the cirriculum
Lisa Salley Resource Exchange 7 Resource Exchange office 2, 17, 2009, 8:00 None None None Consolidate scholol districs--share tax base, increase efficiencies.
Chris Beyer, Tracy Cooper, Dottie Harman Book Group 10 Tracy's house 1, 9, 2009, 12:00
First class public education. Lack of disparity K-12. Solid neighborhood schools. Includes first class university. Public education. Higher education. Less Balkanized school system. (Realtors don't steer to only higher income areas.) Major research center at higher education institution.

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Warren Epstein PILLAR 3 Pillar offices 2, 4, 2009, 10:00



Robin Spaulding District 20 8 attendees at my table D-20 headquarter 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 Studens with disabilities provided for through education, jobs, etc. World class educational system from pre-school through college level; UCCS expanded services and degrees; more adult literacy programs; Educational institutes that currently are here; library system Universal pre-school opportunities for all incomes
Sarah White, Academy International Elementary, 5, 8550 Charity Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 2, 24, 2009, 18:00
Secondary schools and colleges integrated international awareness more; secondary schools, colleges and military worked closer together.
Regardless of school district, education should be a priority community-wide. There shouldn't be discrepancy in quality of education because of school district or location. Universities should reach out to youth and aging (and vica versa) in order to bridge education/generation gap. We need more connections with colleges/universities into the community.
Linda Meredith Church members 14 First Presbyterian Church 2, 23, 2009, 11:30 relationships in teaching, intergerational Schools are comfortable with diversity Reduced drop out rate Volunteerism in schools Library system - access to information Educational system Early education
Paul Martinez faciliated the El Pomar ELD Black Advisory Council at Penrose House with a group of 10 1, 14, 2009, 6:00 Increased percentage of black students graduating from high school and college focus on technology - push toward technological education for all Cultural responsive teaching is present and visible in our class rooms- teacher teaches all students recognizing differences as well as contributions of eah culture drop out rate is less than 15% focus on the way we teach and who we are teaching education system at all levels changes with changes in community - effective partnerships between education and various sectors All schools have same value, level of education and model schools are present within each district

Kira Pasquesi District 20 Administration 8 people District 20 Administration Building 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 Diversity in athletics for kids; come together to support our youth Organized resources for education Emphasis on post secondary education and expand options Progressive and tech focused new majors in higher education Strong community college presence that is affordable for all Equity in school districts; not taxed based Small class sizes Hands-on experiential learning 21st century school in collaboration, flexibility, inquiry, discovery and community involvement International ties in schools Skill based adult education Vocational options Tax incentives for students to get involve in schools Quality day care and preschool options Early intervention in preschools Air Force Academy Partnerships with UCCS
Kira Pasquesi Wasson HS Students 7 students Wasson HS classroom 2, 25, 2009, 2:30 Educate our youth; better our future generations Hands-on learning in education Like the Galileo school; focus on technology Career pathways for specific subjects and college classes for advanced students Narrow education down to specific career path (European) Problem with the achievement gap; find a way to make students more successful Teachers known how to teach all learning styles or multiple ones at the same time Small class sizes and don't focus just on usage when making school closure decisions Integrate community prep courses into high schools Build new schools, but still keep old schools current CSAP funding that is fair More digital resources in libraries Online books and interconnected info accessible to all libraries

Wendy Mack Public Safety Council for the QLI 10 attendess The Gay & Lesbian Fund 2, 26, 2009, 5:30 Centrally located schools
UCCS, CC Good K-12 schools Better K-12 schools
Paula George EDC/Hispanic Advisory Council 10 in my small group Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30 Unlimited educational opportunities Higher percentage of black/brown faces in graduation photos Overall graduation rate is upwards of 90% We have become a research/technology center Best educational system in the US The police chief emphasizes education over incarceration UCCS and CSU-Pueblo have grown, producing more graduates and a more educated workforce Education--high accessibility, low cost Every kindergarten student is given a laptop, enhancing language learning Parents are equipped to support their children's education Still teaching the basics All institutions of higher ed are still going strong, fostering ties with the economic, military, business communities 10-to-1 student to well-paid teacher ratio Access to knowledge for life-long learning Programs to keep kids in school so no more need for special programs for drop-outs Trades, crafts are encouraged for non-college-bound population--we'll always need plumbers!
David Gardner School District 20 Administrators 8 attendees in my group (1 of 4) D20 on Chapel Hills Road 2, 25, 2009, 11:00 - that we value highly education - continue to value education - the diverse higher education
Paula George EPC Bar Association 13 Pioneers' Museum courtroom 3, 5, 2009, 16:00
Low dropout rate; problems are identified, solutions are created Less standardized testing UCCS is double the size Empty school buildings are used on behalf of the community Year-round schools Educational system is turning out independent critical thinkers, not worker bees Institutions of higher education (UCCS, PPCC, Colorado College, Air Force Academy)
Paula George Come One, Come All 11 attendees Penrose Library 3, 12, 2009, 18:00
UCCS has been a world leader in research and development Higher ed offers more advanced degrees; i.e., MFA 99% graduation rate from all high schools All post-secondary institutions The variety of educational options (public, private, charter, home schools, etc.)
Edward Rosinski, Rockrimmon Library Open to the public, 15 people, 3, 11, 2009, 6:30
Apprenticeship – connecting business and the community Schools and higher education Library system
Lisa Tessarowicz Old Colorado City merchants, business owners, etc. 12 attendees total, 6 in my group Old Town Guest House 3, 10, 2009, 18:00 brain power highly educated, skilled population education is delivered and received best school system, brightest kids, high standard of learning children teaching parents to be bilingual UCCS has a medical school and research facility public libraries air force academy all institutions of higher learning
Warren Epstein, Colorado Springs Leadership Summit, 4, Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:00



Kira Pasquesi Leadership Summit Table 2 people Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:30
More university/education involvement with economy Research and emerging technologies help the economy Growth in the undergraduate population of UCCS as well Involve the community in research initiatives Diversity programs Fan bases for college sports Build tradition Research that connects to resources we already have available (i.e. biomedical research without a research hospital does not make sense)

Paula George North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 8 in my small group Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 Improved educational system
The variety of post-secondary educational institutions
Kira Pasquesi Arts Commission 11 people City Hall 3, 17, 2009, 4:30
Home to the largest university in Colorado Education for all Students know how to tell the difference between good and poor art Galileo as a national model for education; math and science with performing arts focus Colorado College; it has a distinct voice District eleven
Jim Egbert North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 7 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 Retain our colleges, including the Air Force Academy Excellence in educational opportunities. A strong school system from pre-kindergarten through college. Keep our existing educational facilities and opportunities. Additional educational facilities and opportunities.
Judith Rice-Jones/Faculty and staff of the Kraemer Library, UCCS/21 attendees/Library Conference Room 1, 20, 2009, 10:30
School gardens at all elementary schools. Combine school systems. Better K-16 interaction. Schools with successful records.
Judith Rice-Jones, Old North End Neighborhood Association/12/First Lutheran 3, 17, 2009, 19:30
Schools highly rated nationally and not over-crowded. Integrated schools. Award winning libraries. High quality educational opportunities. Multiple options for life-long learning.
Edward Rosinski Organization: OZ Architecture and NES Landscape Architects Number: we had two groups, 7 in my group Location: OZ Architecture Bldg 3, 20, 2009, 11:30
UCCS economic driver and educational powder house Everyone support and contributes to public education, preserve flexible education,and school of choice Keep small districts, more opportunities for diversity in the class room Go back to smaller school, communities organized around the schools More community and parent (open house, PTA meeting) involvement in public educationUCCS, economic involvement in business and research
Jane Hammoud Trafalger Drive (Briargate) Neighborhood 12 attendees. In my home on Trafalger Drive- after dinner. 3, 12, 2009, 6:30
All schools "schools of excellence" All commit to funding to reduce class sizes and clear outcomes. ALL of our institutions of higher education. One very successful school district, with strong community involvement, integrated with the institutions of higher education.
Bob Stovall UCCS College of Business, 9 at Dwire Hall 2, 13, 2009, 10:30
UCCS growing with a hometown feel and creating learning opportunities Educating younger people who can sustain community Deucation for older people Low student teacher ratios where they exist Generally we have good schools. Keep strong UCCS, CC, Air Force Academy, PPCC and other schools Existing student financial aid and support More education options such as IB Montesorri and other models More equitable (quality distribution) in K-12 education - reduce disparity between schools Consolidate into single school district or create uniform standards
Edward Rosinski, 1, comments from on-line 8, 31, 2008,



Amy Pattin Internet comments 25 responses 3, 25, 2009, 16:30
Education for all children. A 5 day school week should not be required. Having a 4 or 3 day school week would produce more self-disciplined students. There needs to be a more informative education system where children are motivated to learn. The excellent libraries. The potential to grow the education system.
Paula George Webpage comments 25 posters NA 3, 27, 2009, 14:00
We are touted as a place of learning Investment in higher ed Increased property taxes, enabling proper educational funding

Linda Meredith Leadership Summit, Antlers Hotel 6 3, 17, 2009, 13:30
There is a unified school district system

Emilie Satterwhite CS Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (at my table x 5 tables) Colorado College - Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 12:00 -Provides great opportunities for children -continued support for k-16 education, including local colleges, universities and community colleges -preservation of historic education buildings -eductaion includes arts and music -our universities and community colleges -k-12 education system -more internships for local students in local businesses -make volunteering a part of school days -more diversity in the educational curriculum in k-12 schools -better integration of schools (more magnet programs to encourage people attending schools outside of neighborhood) -choice of what language elementary school kids learn, not just Spanish
Edward Rosinski, April 1st, on-line comments 3, 30, 2009,
I hope our schools can become more community based, doing projects and teaching students responsibility for the planet and for eanother

Edward Rosinski, on-line comments 4, 1, 2009,



Kira Pasquesi Chamber Rising Professionals 8 people Slocum Commons, Colorado College 3, 31, 2009, 11:30
Synergy between Colorado College and downtown Retain students graduating from Higher Education institutions Galileo as an example Science, math, and renewable energy education in K-12 Education for the future Utilize NASA brain power locally with our youth
Support for college sp0orts Grant funding for education Reputation and equality of school districts Save district 11 County based school system No more bad talking about other districts
Wendy Mack Rotary Group 8 people Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00
Leading-edge education for K-12 and on. Higher education. Quality of secondary education - not areas of good and areas of poor education.
Prudence Zimmer, Leadership Summit, 5 at my table, Antlers 3, 17, 2009, 14:30 Identify those who are excelling; no low performers; investing in high potential young people Narrowest education gap City, business and military invests in education People not afraid to pay property tax for education Combine school districts and eliminate barriers between districts in quality of education; quality eucation across all school districts


Jes Raintree Cheyenne Village Administration (Goodwill Industries Clients/Staff/Care Providers) 22 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Graduation for developmental disabled so we have opportunity to complete high school and college. Education for children and adults. Keep good teachers. Good teachers. Educational awareness of potential of individuals and their abilities. Education for potential employers so they can see our abilities.
Jes Raintree Old Colorado City Association 7 Old Town Guest House Conference Center 3, 10, 2009, 6:00
Education is strong along Pikes Peak Region. Leading state and nation in educational matters. Education greatly enhanced where teachers are business leaders and senior citizens. Highly educated population (work force) with resources to education to keep and improve. UCCS, PPCC, CC, USAFA, and private post secondary education choices. Enlightened population. Diversity and sensitivity training. Funding and resources for Pre-K through 12th grade. Develop future leadership (visionary and involvement).
Jes Raintree Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (1 of 5 tables) Colorado College, Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30

College options (UCCS, CC, PPCC, USAFA). Technology education (free, reduced, workshop and seminars). Expanded community college offerings. Education planning for our public schools.

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Paula George Chamber Rising Professionals 8 in my small group Colorado College Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30
The best possible education for our youth First-rate higher education Directed more resources to education Colleges and universities Our diversity of K-12 educational options
Paula George CONO 12 in my small group Senior Center 4, 7, 2009, 7:00 Opportunities for children to learn local history We have the finest schools, including the best teachers, funding, buildings, teacher/student ratio--all in one district Colorado College and UCCS PPCC Unified school district
Emilie Satterwhite, Come One Come All session at Sand Creek Library, 4 attendees 4, 8, 2009, 6:00
-there is a topnotch educational system -all community members feel invested in the education system (from k-12 through community college and university) -learning opportunities are available for lifelong learners -Higher education is affordable -diversity in the schools -a multitude of foreign languages being taught in the schools -UCCS -PPLD
Paula George Website postings 4, 10, 2009,
Courses to teach the importance of restoring and preserving our beautiful landscape Palmer High School
Amber Cote, Urban League/Dream City 2020, Youth Speak Out/Town Hall , there were six youth in my group, Galileo Math and Science School 4, 11, 2009, 2:00 *In District 20, our schools have a half hour break in the day that allow for time to socialize. It helps to get caught up on homework and see friends. Also, we have access to a lot of technology and diverse classes. * EVERY (not just some) school has access to a lot of technology, computers or laptops for every student at school. *Schools have healthy food that tastes good, gives us energy and looks appealing. * Every school (middle and high) allows an hour during the day to socialize and get a break from classes. *All schools use classroom time more efficiently so school days are shorter. * Clubs and groups are able to meet during the school day instead of after school so students who have responsibilities after school can still participate. *Students have input on policy for each school so it is individualized for each school, according to the area and needs of the students in that particular area. That way, there is more "buy-in" for students to follow the policy since it will make more sense to them. They will feel like partners with the school, they will feel respected so they will give more respect. * There are diverse community service opportunities for students; from middle school on throughout high school community service is required for all students.

Paula George Youth Speak Out 6 in my small group Galileo School 4, 11, 2009, 13:00
More education re: drugs, smoking, alcohol--meaning that use is reduced Broader education, no teaching to the test, no CSAP, more experiential education Colleges are focused on students' needs, abilities, strengths rather than parents' income High-tech schools, not just some of them Laptops for every student Full arts programs in schools Better teachers (less strict) Better, affordable teacher training Teachers have better control, but are not dictators Teachers prepare students to go out into the world by loosening control in the last years of high school Students are more mature; they care about each other and about education
All high-tech schools
Edward Rosinski, Drop-In Group, 12, All Souls Unitarian Church 4, 14, 2009, 10:00
Library system (mobile book program) Top notch universities, research universities (UCCS, AFA, CC) Quality private, public, charter education All day kindergarten at all public schools
Frank Kinder Leadership Pikes Peak 17 attendees. LPP HQ. 3, 3, 2009, 13:00
we have quality pre school and day care with top universities. ppld, colorado college, and uccs. a universal set of indigent services.
frank kinder, 2nd part of Leadership Pikes Peak HQ Visioning session 3, 3, 2009, 13:00



Diane Salek, Leadership Summit, Antlers Hilton, 3 attendees 3, 17, 2009, 13:30



Kira Pasquesi City Council and Senior Staff 8 attendees City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 12:00
Best research university (UCCS) Colorado College Public schools Safe high schools Galileo model of math science focus
Jane Aiello - Interagency @ PPWFC (6) 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 More men need to be educators, counselors, etc all of our higher ed institutions need to stay n/a n/a
Robin Spaulding; City council and City managers; 12 attendees; City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 11:30
Diverse college ed classes for young and old (not necessarily to go for a degree) Higher education - keep our colleges and universities World class university
Paul Martinez, Youth Speak Out Forum hosted by the Urban League, 6 attendees, co-facilitated with newer facilitator, whose name escapes me.... 4, 11, 2009, 2:00 Vision of high percentage of students graduating from HS and College Best books and education supported throughout the entire city, students are taught skills that will make them successful in pursuing higher education as well as essential life skills Vocational programs such as AVP at Sierra HS, which teach and promote skills to succeed Widefield HS has " Link Crew' which serves to link incoming Freshmen with Upper Classmen in an effort to ensure Freshmen feel welcome and supported Fountain Valley - ' Big Sibs" Mentorship Program Mentorship programs the connect all levels of education - grade school to middle school, middle to high school, high school to college partnerships with libraries, schools and local business to create incentive programs for doing well in school
Kathryn Curry, Scrib for the CONO Meeting at the Colorado Springs, CO Senior Center with approx 30 attendees 4, 7, 2009, 19:00
1. 1st class educ. system for all 1.preserve library system 1.create better library system/expand, increase funding 2.
Paula George PPITT 5 in my small group Pikes Peak Workforce Center 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 Accessible higher education Community college is offered to everyone at no cost High school courses, vocational training is online; career track Better teacher/student ratios Schools are specialized (like magnet schools back in 2009) resulting in increased attendance and decreased dropout rate Educators are allowed to be educators, not surrogate parents, police officers, "firefighters," etc. Colleges (with expanded offerings and opportunities), trade schools
Jessica Lister & Amber Cote Native American Advisory Council Unknown # of attendees El Pomar 4,  , 2009, 5:30 Good education--know their options for the future--achievement 100% graduation rate Our local schools have restored their legacy of great schools Vocational school for people who may not want to go to college Arts and music fully funded in public schools
Strengthen families--teach parenting in schools; bring parents into schools again (community education) Employers give paid time-off for weekly classes (parents and others)
Paula George Artemis 7 in my small group Imagination Celebration in Citadel Mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:30
We are a distance-learning hub for the world, which means that our educational system is vastly improved, but face-to-face interaction wasn't sacrificed Technology allows skill-sharing in an entirely new way Financing for education is readily available--no longer a barrier UCCS
LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Teacher Sounding Board,16, Tesla School 4, 13, 2009, 17:00 Graduation - increase numbers, success, celebration, adults happy for kids Preschoolers learning before kindergarten - opportunities for exploration. Musuem - educational experiences where kids experience learning - know where they came from and where they are going Retirement homes adopt schools - everyone feels needed Better playground equipment on school playgrounds Air conditioned schools Education has a purpose for all citizens - school building are open Partnerships with schools and retirement homes, CSFD, YMCA, and other organizations. A nurturing relationship between business and education for all students, mentorships, internships, transitions to adulthood.
Create true business/community/school partnerships Teaching skills at an early age - 3rd grade - recognize the value of life skills and the importance of reflection journaling, portfolio Create students who are caring and responsible - service-learning Language development - ELL, ESL, Adult Education Everyone educated Graduation rate increase - current all students 70%, minority students 50% Need to teach people how to be citizens - responsibilities of citizenship Provide enriching experiences for children/adults/families - knowledge of availability - little or no cost
LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Senior Sounding Board,12, D11 Administration Building 4, 24, 2009, 14:00 Increase participation across generations to help children/education - intergenerational learning
UCCS, CC, PPCC - higher education institutions
Sherry Kirk, El Paso Corp, 12, 2 N Nevada 4, 27, 2009, 11:30 better resources -kids have the opportunity to go to school to build on skills and progress as such (not secondary) -advancing based on skill level -teachers paid what they are worth based on performance kept colleges
Anna Seder, Artemis Women, 7 people at my location, Celebration Place @ Citadel mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:00
The children in our schools are educated as to the vision of the community. What can we do to help our kids grow up with the vision? Education is key. Using the Pikes Peak Children's Museum as an example, if each child gave $1, there would be enough money to operate the museum. Imagination Celebration We are blessed with UCCS -- a strong university who thinks beyond our borders. Also, Colorado College. Both Pam Shockley and Dick Celeste were specifically mentioned as vibrant leaders in our community. We have a strong community college system. We need access to computers for children and the underserved. We need to recognize the importance of computer literacy.
Yolanda Roberts District Attorney's Office 5 people in breakout session 105 East Vermijo Street 4, 30, 2009, 11:30 -Education for youth, multi-cutural. ...we could offer better education and after school care.
-Expand the library system.
Jane Hammoud, Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group Directors, 10 4, 29, 2009, 15:00
Top notch education system, k-12 that is affordable: public support so kids at public schools have same opportunities as those who go to private schools.. We are a learning community - continuing education as a way of life for everyone- including art and music.Classes everywhere. Numerous business and school partnership s that provide training, skills, sharing of resources. The "feel" of CC and USAFA
Mark Tremmel, Old North End Neighborhood, 22 approx., First Luthern Assembly Hall 3, 17, 2009, 15:00 HIghly educated citizens at university level is provided for all citizens Schools and colleges intergrated into the community at all levels One or two school districts created instead of the 17 now.
Paula George Diversity Forum 7 in my small group Penrose Library, Carnegie Room 5, 1, 2009, 13:00 We support and grow UCCS and Colorado College; they are both leaders in education and in research Vibrant and growing higher education, encouraging research, keeping graduates here with job opportunities, thereby creating/fostering a diverse population We invested heavily in K-12 schools, especially in art programs The Colorado Springs Conservatory is a model for excellence in nurturing childrens' potential Teach and use Restorative Justice in schools Institutions of higher education A downtown high school that is integrated into the community Research centers in institutions of higher education Restorative Justice taught and used in schools
Mark Tremmel, Community of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO), 30 approx. and Hancock Community Center 4, 7, 2009, 15:00 Wonderful education system with little support School districts consolidated Educational potential of our institutions and colleges Consolidated school districts
Paula George SAAL 8 The ARC 4, 30, 2009, 17:30
More money for education

Paula George Citizens Project 8 in my small group Penrose Library Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00 All children have access to good schools Restorative Justice used in all schools Neighborhood schools are quality, excellent draw for families High school graduates are offered a free college/trade school education High school graduates complete 1-2 years of community service prior to entering higher education Public school system Colorado College, UCCS, and PPCC
Terry Shattuck CASA 9 701 South Cascade at the CASA office 4, 8, 2009, 15:30 higher test scores more focus on alternative types of education more education in trades We had a wider range of school options inc. charters, public, private, home schooling, More focus on the needs of the individual student. School districts combined for more efficiency. Less administration and a higher degree of competence in teachers. Libraries Quality schools and Universities All of the misc. private colleges and training programs More focus on trade schools and alternative forms of education. More consolidation of educationsal services. Better use of existing facilites for related organizations.
Aaron Atwood, Hispanic Advisory Council, 30 attendees, Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30 Kids are important for the future Lower dropout rates than today Single moms have options for daycare and school Early childhood education Make town more student friendly - public transportation, vibrant downtown etc. Push minorities to succeed Have higher expectations for minority community. Encourage students to achieve. Give kids a chance to work and go to school simultaneously. Teach students that they can overcome family or personal setbacks. Get rid of "School Districts" allow for a free market education. Promote college prep.
Aaron Atwood, UCCS School of Public Affairs, 12, UCCS 2, 18, 2009, 17:00
Lower college tuition Local control Schools undergo some updating regularly Early childhood development is an emphasis Good community of higher education professionals Increase the educated population of the city Emphasize k-12 strength of schools More PHD programs
Aaron Atwood, CASA, 8, CASA HQ 4, 8, 2009, 15:30
80% graduation rate
Interactive education One school district Equal educationfor all Build intervention to prevent droput Help graduates work off loan debt Invest in early childhood education to catch problems early Teach critical thinking
Sherry Kirk- the Diversity Forum- 6 Pikes Peak Library 5, 1, 2009, 13:00 education efforts lead to achievements and that we celebrate those achievements -equitable access to quality education -great library system -closing the achievement gap -reconsolidate our education -seamless continuum of diverse educational opportunities (whether vocational or not)
Terry Shattuck Pikes Peak Workforce center 8 people Pikes Peak Workforce center - 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 We need to have greater choice in types of schooling our kids can access 1. We have mostly consolidated school districts for more efficiency and less administrative cost. 2. We have a wider range of school options both k-12 and college 1.a farly diverse group of schools k-12 and post secondary 2. Trade schools like ITT, Colo Tech, etc. 1. more efficiency through consolidation 2. More trade schools 3. More free or inexpensive "adult" educational opportunities.
Emilie Satterwhite District Attorney's Office/Society of Women Engineers 6 attendees DAs Office 4, 30, 2009, 11:30 -lifelong learning and education -it's cool for kids to be smart -teen mentors help each other out -state of the art school system (both programs and the buildings themselves) free education K-16 (in return, everyone must stay and work in the community for X amount of time) -large investments have been made in our institutions of higher ed -continuing education opportunities for adults abound -Universities (CC, UCCS) -One regional consolidated school district -schools promote inclusivity -schools work to educate youth regarding drugs, violence, decision making -Schools provide hands on role models for youth -schools promote academics, Academic Olympics
Jes Raintree Colorado Natives Club 18 Otis Park Community Center 4, 23, 2009, 6:00
Educational choices (public, charter, private) Great teachers (fluent in many languages) Vocational training and life skills Older people mentor younger people Education system is better, serving all generations Strong language programs for diverse backgrounds More grants/scholarships for kids to go to college Higher ed. options in CS Voc., technology schools
Paula George High school Girl Scouts 7 Leader's home 4, 28, 2009, 18:30 Attainable education; more graduations--100% graduation More children are well educated and graduate Schools actually educate, not just care-take UCCS Colorado Springs School Efficient, free pre-K to 16 education
Paula George Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group 21 in my group 525 N. Cascade (PPBHG office) 4, 29, 2009, 15:00
We have an exceptional, well-funded educational system We consolidated the school districts into one with one administration There is a great variety of higher learning opportunities (trades, culinary, etc.) With additional funding, Colorado College is a premiere institution 100% of high school students graduate
Educational opportunities based on merit, not financial ability
Paula George Middle School Girl Scouts 6 Leader's home 5, 5, 2009, 18:30
Schools teach/emphasize advanced technology like robotics All students have a laptop--electronic papers, homework, tests--but teaching still happens in person; this is for fourth grade up, and it comes with responsibility! Public schools and colleges STEM programs More/larger schools
Paula George Clients and staff of PP Behavioral Health Group 15 Pathways 5, 6, 2009, 13:30
College is affordable Better educational system including life skills (truly no child left behind) We pay and train our teachers better Education is available to everybody
Schools teach future, not just past Driver's ed, gun safety taught in schools Weekend recreational and educational programs for high school students A #1 school system Spirituality classes in schools Testing for exceptional (gifted and talented) students Sex ed, not just abstinence taught Ranches where people can learn different skills Better/free after-school programs with more opportunities Technical high schools
Anna Seder, Citizen's Project, 10 attendees (already entered), Penrose Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00

Community colleges Public schools Neighborhood schools Safe walk to schools Colorado Master Gardener program Colorado College Institutions -- PPCC, UCCS
Kira Pasquesi El Paso Corporation 12 El Paso Corp office 4, 28, 2009, 11:30
Use downtown for college classes or training No CSAP Freedom for teachers to teach how it is best for the students and not to the test Neighborhood/centralized schools Engineering or high tech. schools Global education
Incorporate green energy into K-12 and higher education Instill the importance of education to families Resource agency for parents Get kids involved in the community early on Volunteering for students Palmer HS kids pick up litter downtown Free university for those interested in continuing education without resources
Anna Seder, Citizens' Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie Reading Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00



Anna Seder, Citizen's Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie 4, 29, 2009, 17:00



Paula George Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs 5 Cheyenne Mountain Library 5, 30, 2009, 10:00
Universities attract out-of-the-box thinkers Lots of choices--not in the standard (old) way, curriculum is geared to students Children are grouped according to learning needs (7-year-old may be with 17-year-old) Non-linear training--online access to teachers and training from around the world PPCC leads the way Colleges and universities More fun and interactive; not too virtual, more actual person-to-person Adult education system
Webpage posts 6, 4, 2009,
More emphasis on experiential learning at the primary education level rather than so much focus on standardized testing Community support for affordable education--better educated citizens support expanded business/industry, awareness of our environment A major university--30.000+ students

Frank Kinder. Manitou Springs Economic Development Council. 21 Manitou Springs City Hall. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00 School Crossing Guard-great place for kids-parents engage w/ children. Teacher and students-sitting on floor together-dialogue-quality education-communication-w/administration -improve communication. Graduation-people staying here after school Libraries are the center of cultural lives. Colorado College. Mentoring-getting kids their life skills integrated into education. Education reflects the true and lifecycle costs of choices we make.
Frank Kinder, Manitou EDC, 21, Jun 25. Manitou Springs City Hall. Becci, this is an update to my earlier submission, i have two more pages of notes. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00


Teaching children lifeskills earlier in life to include financial acumen.