Karen Fisher has announced her intent to seek a second term on the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education, representing District E.
“I look forward to continuing to serve our over 54,500 students and help ensure that CCSD remains the premiere district in our state,” the longtime district resident said. “There’s no more important work than preparing all students to succeed in tomorrow’s economy and to participate as fully functioning members of society. As a school board member, I take seriously my job of setting a strategic direction so that all of our students have the opportunities and pathways they need to graduate ready for success in college and careers.”
Fisher’s volunteer experience spans school, district and community levels. She has served on elementary, middle, high school and district accountability committees.
As the Board of Education’s treasurer, Fisher has served on the Audit Committee since 2013 and was the board’s liaison to the district Special Education Advisory Committee, the District Accountability Committee and the ESSA Implementation team. She is currently serving on the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Board and the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. In 2016, Fisher led the 3A/3B Mill and Bond Election Committee as chair of Citizens for Cherry Creek Schools.
Fisher also serves students and districts throughout Colorado as a director for the Colorado Association of School Boards, whose board advocates for the statewide K-12 education community. In January, she was appointed to represent the 6th Congressional District on the NSBA Federal Relations Network.
“Students and families deserve informed, dedicated and accessible school board members who can help to navigate what’s next for Colorado’s public schools,” Fisher said. “The Cherry Creek School District is a high-performing system, but we need to constantly evolve to stay on top. As a school board member, it has been my priority to listen to students, parents, educators and other educational experts. I am immensely proud to be a part of the excellence that is found in all of our schools. I have the drive, work ethic and time to continue this work for the next four years.”
Fisher serves as a volunteer on community nonprofit boards and committees. She is also a court-appointed special advocate for Arapahoe County, which allows her to support abused and neglected children.
Her professional expertise is in finance, budgeting and corporate lending.
Two of Fisher’s six children attend Cherry Creek schools. The other four are district graduates.
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