Director John Koster

Colorado Springs resident John Koster serves as Director of D49’s District Four.

John Koster, board director, participates in a recent BOE meeting.

Director Koster has a background in the military, coming to the BOE with a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, followed by more than ten years in the aerospace industry. He currently works for the U.S. Air Force Space Command support staff. The BOE interviewed Koster during the January 22 work session and approved his nomination at the conclusion of the interview. Koster’s swearing in took place during a special meeting directly after the work session.

“The military and my civilian career have taught me very much about things like governance, leadership, management, budgets, leading personnel and that kind of thing,” Koster said.

The married father of two watched his children grow as learners in District 49, and now has a granddaughter attending a D49 elementary school.

“I want to help District 49 become a great district-- continue to be that great district,” Koster told the BOE. “I just believe in serving the community.”