Woodland Park School District Announces School Board Candidate Forum Schedule

The Woodland Park School District Board of Education (BOE) has announced the Board Candidate Forum Schedule for community members who are running for new Board Director seats. The schedule is as follows:


Director District C (Columbine Elementary Boundaries – 2-year term)

Monday, October 18 – Columbine Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Candidates are:

David Illingworth, II

Misty Leafers


Director District E (Summit Elementary Boundaries – 4-year term)

Tuesday, October 19 – Summit Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Candidates are:

Suzanne Patterson

Dale Suiter


Director District D (Gateway Elementary Boundaries – 4-year term)

Monday, October 25 – Gateway Gym – 7:00 p.m.

Candidates are:

Gary Brovetto

Paula Levy


Director District B (At-Large – 4-year term)

Tuesday, October 26 – High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

Candidates are:

Aaron Helstrom (write-in candidate)

David Rusterholtz

Amy Wolin


The forums are scheduled to last one hour, except for October 26 since there are 3 candidates it will be for 90 minutes. Questions must be submitted no later than two days prior to each forum via email to:




The forums are open to all residents within the Woodland Park School District Re-2 boundaries.


Additionally, anyone who resides within in the Woodland Park School District Re-2 boundaries and is a registered voter will be permitted to vote on all 4 races, regardless of where they reside, within the Re-2 boundaries. Teller County is mailing ballots on October 8.


“The Board is honored to have these candidates interested in serving our community and the school district. My hope is that the new board members will represent Woodland Park well by working together with empathy and to bring the best public education possible to the children in the Woodland Park School District,” said Nancy Lecky, Board President. “I look forward to the fresh perspectives of the newly elected board members.”


“District School Board members provide critical local insight which is vital to developing a robust and innovative school system,” said Dr. Mathew Neal, Superintendent, Woodland Park School District RE-2.


“This new team of Board members will build on historical traditions within the District and continue to strategize on areas for innovation along the way. I look forward to partnering with whomever is elected,” said Neal. “I believe the best is yet to come!”


About Woodland Park School District Re-2

A Place of Becoming. Mission: Together, we embrace a culture where all learners are empowered to pursue intellectual, personal, and collective excellence.


Woodland Park School District Re-2, 155 Panther Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863. Phone: (719) 686-2000. Learn more at wpsdk12.org.