Vail Daily letter: For Schroeder |

Vail Daily letter: For Schroeder

Helayne Jones
Vail, CO, Colorado

As a second-home owner in the Vail Valley for the past 12 years, I am proud to support another second-home owner of 22 years for the state Board of Education, Angelika Schroeder.

Angelika Schroeder and I share more than a love of the mountains and skiing. We share a commitment to public education. We served together on the school board for the Boulder Valley School District for four years.

When term limited on that board, Angelika Schroeder moved on to the state Board of Education, where she has served for the past two years.

Angelika Schroeder is steadfast in her commitment to providing a high-quality education for every student in the Colorado public schools.

Her background as an accounting professional provides her with the skills to ensure proper budgets and transparent financial reporting.

She has focused on supporting Colorado’s teachers by improving the licensure process, teacher-preparation programs, and induction and professional development.

She is committed to supporting initiatives to close the achievement gap. As a current state Board of Education member, she has worked to ensure the development of a shorter and cheaper assessment system aligned to the revised standards that provide teachers and parents with meaningful information.

Angelika is proud to represent both of her home communities in the 2nd Congressional District. During her 21 months on the board, she has regularly visited both Eagle County and Summit County districts and kept up by reading about them in the local papers. Both districts are participating in closing the achievement gap pilots, which she is closely involved with.

Angelika’s understanding of the education system coupled with her financial skills has made her an effective advocate for excellent public education at the local and state level. Let’s return her to the state Board of Education to continue her work.

Helayne Jones

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