Shane Larson appointed to RFSD board
Shane Larson, who has worked for Colorado Mountain College for the past several years, has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Roaring Fork School District’s Board of Education.
Larson replaces former board president Daniel Biggs in Director District D, after Biggs stepped down due to his move from the north and west Glenwood Springs director district to a different part of town.
The Roaring Fork school board oversees schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt and has five representative director districts spread across each of the three communities.
Larson will serve for 17 months, and then would have to run for election to the District D seat in November 2017 if he wants to stay on the board. He was selected over the only other applicant for the position, Courtney Madden, following interviews Wednesday with school board members Mary Elizabeth Geiger, Matt Hamilton, Bob Johnson and Jennifer Rupert.
Larson recently became interim vice president of student affairs for CMC. He lives in Glenwood Springs with his wife, Amy, and their three children, who attend Glenwood Springs Elementary and Glenwood Springs Middle School.
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He coaches youth sports and enjoys hiking and spending time in the outdoors, according to an RFSD news release.
Madden, who has taught in various positions in district schools from 1994 until recently, also has four school-age children in local schools.
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