Board of Education Directory

Christina Ciancio-SchorChristina Ciancio-Schor - Director - District D

Term Expires November 2021

Christina and her husband are both Colorado natives and have lived in Douglas County for over 20 years. They have four children who have graduated from Douglas County High School and currently have seven grandchildren. Six of their grandchildren attend Douglas County Schools.  Christina is a lifelong public educator and has a long history in Douglas County.  She started working in DCSD in 1977 at Acres Green Elementary school.  She worked as a primary teacher at Rock Ridge Elementary School.  After many successful years at Rock Ridge she became the Assistant Principal at Pine Lane Intermediate.  She then became the principal at Castle Rock Elementary where she served for 12 years.  After leaving DCSD she was the director at Achieve Academy in Mapleton Public Schools.  She is currently retired and works on contract training principals, assistant principals and teachers. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Metropolitan State College and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix.

Anthony GrazianoAnthony Graziano - Director - District B

Term Expires November 2021

In 2004, Anthony and his spouse, Amy, moved to Castle Rock with their children Celeste, who attends Oregon State University, and Nina, who attends Castle View High School. Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from Colorado State University. He is a director of business development in the information technology and software industry. Anthony has been active volunteering in his daughters’ schools and in the community as a basketball coach. He traveled for a year with his family who have hosted three different exchange students. 

Elizabeth Hanson photoElizabeth Hanson - Director - District C 

Term Expires November 2023

Elizabeth and her husband, Jeff, live in Highlands Ranch with their three children, who currently attend middle and elementary school. Elizabeth began her career in Human Resources with the Kansas Children’s Service League Head Start program after earning a degree in Business Administration - Human Resources from Kansas State University. She later attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in Labor and Employment Law. Elizabeth worked in private practice where she litigated on behalf of both employees and employers. As a professional in the employment field, Elizabeth has focused on building strong organizations by valuing the people who are a part of it and believes the learning environment we are able to offer our students is directly linked to the work environment we are able to offer our employees.

Krista HoltzmannKrista Holtzmann - Director - District G 
Board Vice President

Term Expires November 2021

Krista and her husband Dave have lived in Parker, Colorado since 2000. They have two children, Jake and Will, who attended Douglas County schools and graduated from Chaparral High School in 2015 and 2016. Krista has a BS in Child Development and JD, both from the University of Missouri. Her professional career has been spent advocating for children in a variety of roles. These include working as an Assistant District Attorney in child protection and as a volunteer attorney at the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center. She also enjoyed being an active school volunteer while her children attended Douglas County schools and was a member of the School Accountability Committee (SAC) at each school they attended. Her positions on SACs have included Chairperson and DAC liaison. 

Kevin LeungKevin Leung - Director - District E 
Board Treasurer

Term Expires November 2021

Kevin Leung and his lovely wife have lived in Douglas County for 30 years. Their three children have attended both public, charter and neighborhood schools. Kevin is a successful local business owner. His business was one of the nine statewide to win the 2019 Colorado Governor's Minority Business Award. Prior to that, he had a successful career in the IT field in the private sector and taught IT graduate courses at Regis University. He was also a civilian contractor for the US Army. Kevin grew up in extreme poverty in Hong Kong and was the son of illiterate parents. Through hard work and determination, Kevin earned an MBA and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Colorado. His daughter graduated in 2016 as one of the top graduates at Rock Canyon High School. Kevin was the parent representative on the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and the Colorado Department of Education’s Accountability Work Group. He served on the Douglas County School District Accountability Committee and was vice-chair of the Rock Canyon High School Accountability Committee. He was the Chair of the Parker Authority for Reinvestment Advisory Committee. Kevin was named Asian American Heroes of Colorado in 2018. He enjoys travel, science fiction, history, stamp collecting, and community service. 

Susan Meek headshotSusan Meek - Director - District A
Board Secretary

Term expires November 2023

Susan, her husband John, and their two children (ThunderRidge High School graduates) have lived in Douglas County since 2001. She received her MBA in Business Economics and Public Policy from George Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in International Business and Management, with a French minor. As a strategy and communications professional in the public education sector since 1997, Susan has been successful in bringing together individuals and organizations with differing perspectives to achieve the common goal of advancing public education. Susan has worked closely with higher education, government, and private industry to create and lead cross-sector partnerships involving education, job training and postsecondary pathway programs to serve K12 students. She has over 12 years of volunteer service in Douglas County School District that includes serving as President and Secretary of Eldorado Education Association, and Chair of the School Accountability Committees at Northridge Elementary School and ThunderRidge High School.

David Ray headshotDavid Ray
 - Director District F 
Board President

Term expires November 2023

David and his wife, Becky have lived in Parker since 1989.  He has two children, Megan and Michael, who attended Douglas County Schools from kindergarten through graduation.  He received a Masters of Counseling from CCU and is a Registered Psychotherapist (LPCC).  David also has a Masters Degree of Education and previously served Douglas County Schools as an elementary principal for 23 years.  During this time he opened three schools (Coyote Creek Elementary, Prairie Crossing Elementary, and Mammoth Heights Elementary).  He served as principal of South Elementary during which it was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. David also helped launch the district’s Outdoor Education Program and has served on multiple committees including: the Fiscal Oversight Committee, Responsive Government Project Team, Human Resources Advisory Council, Building Specification and Review Committee, and coordinated the Principal Mentorship Program.  His community service has included serving on the Parker Planning Commission, Project Cure, delivering Meals on Wheels and assisting the InterFaith Task Force food bank.  
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