Search for new Jeffco Schools superintendent narrowed to 1

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County School Board said Saturday that they have narrowed the search for a new superintendent to just a single person.

The identities of potential candidates had been kept secret per Colorado Law. Candidates met with the Board on Friday and Saturday.

The single finalist is Daniel McMinimee who is currently the assistant superintendent of secondary education for Douglas County Schools. He has also served as a principal, assistant principal, coach and teacher in the Salem-Keizer School district in Oregon.

“We had a robust pool of highly-qualified candidates from which to choose,” said board president Ken Witt. “We are very pleased with the finalist who has emerged as the top contender for the job of Jeffco superintendent. We want to ensure that we have the very best person to lead the district’s 85,000 students and 14,000 employees with excellence.”

If selected, McMinimee would replace Dr. Cindy Stevenson who left in February amidst in-fighting between her and conservative members of the Board.



  • Bob Hightower

    Jeffco residents should know that there was no search. Yes, the new school board spent $40,000 on a search, but that was a dog and pony show. Jeffco residents, you now have a superintendent who played a leading role in unraveling Dougco schools. If you want to become exactly like Dougco, then you will be very happy about this. But if you are a proud Jeffco resident, I urge you to get involved, or you will be Dougco very soon.

  • Mary

    Just out of curiosity – how many of the 14,000 employees are teachers (as compared to administrators and their “support staff”, janitorial staff, cafeteria staff, coaches who do not teach any scholastic courses, etc)?

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