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January 31, 2013
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Smyser a finalist to lead Poudre school district

EAGLE COUNTY - The Eagle County School District superintendent is a finalist for the same job at the Poudre school district in northern Colorado.

Dr. Sandra Smyser is one of three finalists for the superintendent of the Poudre school district, that school district announced Thursday.

Smyser, Dr. Todd Lambert and Dr. Oliver M. Grenham will interview with the Poudre school board and community in February for the job. All three are from Colorado.

The Poudre school district is home to 55 schools and encompasses Fort Collins.

Smyser is Colorado's current superintendent of the year.

This is Smyser's 15th year as a superintendent. She was a teacher and administrator for at least 10 years before that. She started as a bilingual special education teacher.

Smyser took the reins in Eagle County in June 2008. Before that she was the interim superintendent in the Steamboat Springs school district, superintendent of Las Virgenes unified school district in California, superintendent of Carpinteria unified school district in California and superintendent/chief business official for Solvang Elementary school district in California.

She earned her bachelor's degree in special education and elementary education from the University of Maryland, a masters in education and Spanish from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of California, Riverside.

Lambert is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Poudre School District. He has been with the district since 2010.

Grenham is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Adams County School District 50 in Westminster.


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