Lindley McCrary is running for re-election to the LPS School Board


In addition to being an incumbent member of the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) Board of Education, Lindley McCrary is President-Elect of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), scheduled to begin her term as president in December. 

Lindley McCrary
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She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, which provides free training and support to schools across the state.

Lindley told The Villager that, “LPS has a long tradition of being involved in CASB. We’ve had representation on the 23-member board of directors for years. I was elected to that board in 2021. Through my advocacy and my commitment to improve public education in Colorado, in January 2023, I was selected by the other 22 directors to serve as president for 2024.”

The only incumbent in the four-person race for two open seats on the LPS Board of Education on November 7, Lindley was first elected to the board four years ago. 

She grew up in Littleton, where she attended LPS, then earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines and used that degree in her work in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and natural gas processing industries.

Lindley and her husband Brandon live in Centennial, where their two children have been in LPS since kindergarten and currently attend Heritage High School. 

Her volunteer work in her children’s schools includes having served on the Franklin Elementary School Accountability Committee, the District Accountability Committee, the Franklin Elementary Principal Search Committee, the Financial Advisory Committee, and  the Euclid Middle School PTO.

In 2018, Lindley co-chaired the committee for the LPS school bond election in which voters approved $298 million for replacement of aging school buildings, the creation of the just-opened EPIC Campus for innovative learning, and additional resources for safety, security, and instructional space in LPS schools. 

The accomplishments Lindley told The Villager she is most proud of, since her election to the LPS board in 2019, include her work to elevate student voices on the Board of Education. After asking students for input, the board held student voice workshops at all three comprehensive LPS high schools as well as its alternative high school programs. “Listening to students was the most powerful work that I’ve done because we learned about their real experiences in our schools, including what we can do to improve their experience in our schools. Mental health and the social-emotional component are challenging for our students and COVID exacerbated the issue.” 

She continued, “They want help but they also want a seat at the table for decisions that impact their daily life, like the switch from traditional to the block schedule. They also want a say in what classes are offered as electives.” Lindley also talked about the EPIC Campus, with which she was involved from its inception, saying, “It’s all we had hope for and more, so fulfilling for our students.”