Community Initiative to Improve Schools

January 23, 2020

By Douglas Bissonette, Elizabeth School District

“Bold change.” That’s what Elizabeth School District parent Dave Eddy is working hard to bring about at Elizabeth Schools. And he’s not alone. A large team of local and regional partners are actively reaching out to collaboratively design, develop and implement a more dynamic, agile approach to student learning.

As Colorado’s Site Director for Boeing, Eddy is a prominent Colorado business leader and an active Elizabeth community member. With four children having graduated from Elizabeth, and one currently enrolled at the high school, he knows both the strengths and shortcomings of Elizabeth Schools. “While we do a great job for the 55% of students who pursue some kind of education after high school, we need to do a better job for the 45% of graduates who go straight to the workforce. And we can do more to partner with local and regional businesses to help meet their workforce needs.”