Education Office Overview

  • District 49's education office provides a wide range of support to zones, schools and individual classrooms across the district's portfolio of schools.

    The mission of District 49, set by the Board of Education is: To prepare students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society.

    Superintendent Peter Hilts and the education office guide the programs that serve the execution of the mission on a daily basis. From safety and security, learning services and assessment to cultural capacity and communications, the "five big rocks" of the district's strategic plan play a critical role in leading every student in the district to success.

    Strategic planning on a district level while maintaining the localized autonomy and leadership of the Falcon, POWER, Sand Creek and iConnect zones has reduced centralized administration since the district innovation plan was adopted in 2010. This plan has saved over $1 million since its inception by putting more of the traditional school district administration responsibilities into the individual building level, closer to the district's learners.
Peter Hilts
Phone: 719.495.1119
Barbara Austin-Seeley
Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Phone: 719.495.1119
Lisa Fillo
Executive Director of Learning Services
Phone: 719.494.8951 or 719.494.8957
Nancy Lemmond
Executive Director of Individualized Education
Phone: 719.494.8933
Brian Smith
Falcon Zone Superintendent
Phone: 719.495.5555
Dustin Horras
Sand Creek Zone Superintendent
Phone: 719.495.1167
Theresa Ritz
POWER Zone Superintendent
Phone: 719.494.8812
Verenice Gutierrez
iConnect Zone Superintendent
Phone: 719.494.8910