Who We Are
dr mary lindimore
Mary, formerly the Colorado State Director of School and District Support for the National Center on Time & Learning, boasts an extensive background in educational leadership. She has served as a Middle and High School Principal, and also held a significant role as an Elementary Turnaround Support Director. As an accomplished author in science education, Mary has dedicated over half of her career to highly impacted schools.
Currently, she manages all school and district contracts for diagnostic reviews, mentors diagnostic review teams, and spearheads improvement planning initiatives in schools. In addition to facilitating strategic planning, Mary oversees curriculum development and streamlines the improvement processes for schools and districts. With a deep passion for master scheduling, she excels in equipping leadership teams with the tools and strategies needed to achieve their instructional objectives.
ms linda barker
National Board Certified Teacher, Montana Teacher of the Year, and Former Manager of the Advocacy and Professional Practice Center of the Colorado Education Association (CEA). Linda is recognized in Colorado and nation-wide (NEA) 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 margaret mccormick
Former Director of Innovation for the Imaginarium, Denver Public Schools' 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, curriculum design, social-emotional best practices, design thinking, strategic school design, personalized learning, competency-based education, and expeditionary learning. Meg is an experienced facilitator, coach, and school leader.
ms jill colby
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 a school that supported students with exceptionally high needs. Jill is an experienced team member and support person for school schedules, coaching, facilitated workshops and diagnostic reviews.
Ms Leigh Ann Kudloff
Leigh Ann has been the curriculum mathematics specialist for two large school districts. She is the past member of the Board of Directors and the Conference Chair-Colorado for the Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She is a Noyce Math Mentor for the University of Colorado at Denver and a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, she has 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 ensure quality instruction and engagement in math classrooms.
ms DANNA ORTIZ
Former Strategic Resources Manager for Denver Public Schools' Innovation Lab. Danna uses the innovation process to catalyze improvement to systemic challenges in education. She is a results-oriented manager with over twenty years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in innovation and sustainable design. Danna is an experienced facilitator, strategic planner, and coach. She is skilled in strategic school design, community engagement, data analysis, design thinking, personalized learning, and change management.
DR CAROL SORVIG
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
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 ANNE KEITH
Montana Teacher of the Year, Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Math & Science, National Board Certified teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics, former K-5 instructional coach, middle school math teacher, K-5 Principal and K-12 Interim Curriculum Director. Anne is skilled in designing engaging professional learning experiences for PK-12 educators around a variety of topics. Her expertise is in K-8 math instruction including designing standards based teaching & learning classrooms, using fair grading practices and growth mindset research to develop students’ affective domain of learning.