OUR TEAM

Dr. Mary Lindimore
Managing Director


Former Colorado State Director of School and District Support for the National Center on Time & Learning. Mary is an experienced Middle and High School Principal, and a former Elementary Turnaround Support Director.  Mary is a published author in science education who has spent more than half of her career in highly impacted schools.  Mary oversees all school and district contracts for diagnostic reviews, provides supports to diagnostic review teams, and directs improvement planning processes in schools. She also facilitates the development of the strategic planning and improvement process for schools and districts.

Ms. Margaret Stenson McCormick

Team Member

Former Director of Innovation for the Imaginarium, Denver Public School’s Innovation Lab. Former Elementary School Principal, School Administrator for Turnaround Schools, and Teacher Coach. Meg has experience and is skilled in professional development design and facilitation, design thinking, strategic school design, personalized learning, competency-based education, and expeditionary learning. Meg is an experienced facilitator, coach, and school leader.  

Ms. Linda Barker

Team Member
 

National Board Certified Teacher, Montana Teacher of the Year, and Former Manager of the Advocacy and Professional Practice Center of the Colorado Education Association. Recognized state/nation-wide for building coalitions among educational agencies such as State Board of Education, Colorado Education Initiative, Colorado Department Education, Colorado Workforce Business & Education Council.  Linda is an experienced team member and support person for diagnostic reviews, facilitation, workshops and improvement planning.

Ms. Danna Ortiz 

Team Member
 

Former Strategic Resources Manager for Denver Public Schools.  Danna uses the innovation process to catalyze improvement to systemic challenges in education and the environment. She is a results-oriented manager with over twenty years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in innovation and sustainable development. She has a unique combination of experience with for-profit and non-profit entities and federal, state and local governments.  Danna is an experienced facilitator, strategic planner, and coach.

Ms. Jill Colby

Team Member
 

Former Executive Director of the Jefferson County Administrators Association, a professional organization that serves principals and central administrators. Former Jr/Sr High School Principal at one the state’s highest performing schools and at school that supported students with high needs. Jill is an experienced team member and support person for school schedules, coaching, facilitated workshops and diagnostic reviews.

Ms. Leigh Ann Kudloff

Team Member

Curriculum mathematics specialist for two large school districts. Past Board of Directors and Conference Chair-Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Noyce Math Mentor--University of Colorado at Denver. Former Adjunct Professor University of Denver; Taught Math Methods at the University of Denver as part of Denver Public Schools' Denver Teacher Residency Program. Leigh Ann's passion is to improve and insure quality instruction and engagement in math classrooms. 

Dr. Carol Sorvig

Team Member
 

University Professor and Supervisor for Teacher Candidates, Former District Induction Coordinator, Clinical Professor for CU PIE program. and Staff Developer/trainer, Retired Elementary Principal and SPED specialist. Carol is an experienced team member and support person for executive coaching, diagnostic reviews, facilitated workshops,  and improvement planning.

Dr. Karen Taylor

Team Member
 

Former University School of Education Faculty, DPS LEAP Program Peer Observer, and Administrator in JeffCo and Adams-12 Five Stars Public Schools for two highly impacted high schools.  Karen has expertise in both Special Education and Career and Technical Education.  Karen is an experienced team member and support person for workshops, diagnostic reviews and improvement planning.

Ms. Maya Lagana

Team Member

Experienced education professional with a track record of data-driven decision-making, consensus building, and collaboration.  Maya is experienced with the charter school authorization process, the charter and innovation renewal process, and has developed accountability and performance reports for a large portfolio of schools. Maya believes in a community driven process, and she provides school support to assist schools in their expansion efforts.