About Us

Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services

NW BOCES' mission is to provide cooperative efforts and services to support member school districts in improving student achievement and maximizing resources.

Current members of NW BOCES are East Grand, Hayden, North Park, Steamboat, South Routt, and West Grand School Districts with Moffat County School District as an associate member. These districts range in size from 190 to 2,250 students. NW BOCES exists in support of the needs of our districts, most notably in Special Education and professional development. Learn more at our website: www.nwboces.org

Project Director, Tina Goar 970.879.0391x302 tina.goar@nwboces.org

Tina joined NW BOCES as the Executive Director in July 2017. She was previously the Rural Liaison/Rural Support Manager with the Colorado Department of Education. Prior to that Tina was Superintendent in Gilpin County, Buena Vista, and Dolores School Districts. She has also served as an Elementary Principal and has classroom teaching experiences in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Tina is a doctoral candidate working on her dissertation in rural leadership.

Project Manager, Julie Dalke 970.879.0391x308 julie.dalke@nwboces.org

Julie is managing the i3 SEED Project. She also coordinates Professional Development and Technology Integration for NW BOCES. In addition, Julie is the grant-writer and Model UN coordinator. She has her Masters in education and experience in teaching Environmental Science as well as managing the NW BOCES website and media center. She has worked for NW BOCES since 2008 and has two middle school-aged children.

Lead Innovation Coach, Beth Melton 970.879.0391x309 beth.melton@nwboces.org

Beth is leading the innovation coach team in developing and providing high-quality professional development for our district teachers as well as collaborating with the project manager and project director in coordinating logistical aspects of the i3 grant and the SEED project. Beth has served as an early literacy specialist at NW BOCES in her role as a grant coordinator prior to the SEED project. Previously, Beth has been a classroom teacher, interventionist, and RTI coordinator as well as a mentor for at-risk girls. She has degrees and/or certification in psychology, early childhood and elementary education, ELL, special education, and educational leadership and policy studies.

Innovation Coach, Maggie Bruski 970.879.0391x310 maggie.bruski@nwboces.org

As a SEED innovation coach, Maggie is highly invested in helping teachers meet their professional goals through dynamic learning experiences. Before joining the SEED team, Maggie taught mathematics for 13 years at the secondary level and after earning her Masters in Educational Leadership took on the role of Dean of Students and Assessment Coordinator for the South Routt School District. She also has her BS in Mathematics with a concentration in mathematics education, which may explain why one of her hobbies is Calculus. Maggie enjoys spending time with her two school aged daughters and her husband at their home in Steamboat Springs.

Innovation Coach, Raylene Olinger 970.879.0391x 321 raylene.olinger@nwboces.org

Raylene is an Innovation Coach on the i3 SEED Team. She is passionate about helping teachers to grow as professionals in order to provide the best possible opportunities for students. Raylene’s previous experience includes over twenty years as an educator both as a classroom teacher and an administrator. She holds a B.S. in biology as well as graduate degrees and licensure coursework in education, specifically ESL curriculum/instruction and educational leadership. Endorsement and experience include secondary science, ESL, health, elementary education, and licensure as a principal. A South Routt native, Raylene lives near Yampa with her husband and two high school-aged daughters.

Project Partners

18-19 SEED Facilitators

East Grand School District

Hayden School District

Moffat County School District

North Park School District

South Routt School District

Steamboat Springs School District

West Grand School District

McREL International, Katie Stringer

Clarity Innovations, John Cromett

RANDA Solutions, Leslie Kendall

eNet Learning, Dan Morris & Teresa Yohon

Numerous educators from NW BOCES' districts have contributed to the development of the i3 SEED Project. Click here to see a list.

Funding Partners

U.S. Department of Education

Gates Family Foundation

Daniels Fund

Colorado Education Initiative

RANDA Solutions

eNet Learning

Steamboat Springs Education Fund Board

East Grand School District