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Colorado Association
of School Executives

4101 S. Bannock Street
Englewood, CO 80110-4606
(303) 762-8762




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Management Team 

 Bruce Caughey
Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)

Bruce has served at CASE in various roles since 2006, and beginning in January, 2011 he has served as the Executive Director of our association which represents more than 2,000 public education leaders across Colorado, including school superintendents, principals and other administrators. Caughey continues to oversee CASE's advocacy work, which focuses on leveraging the voice of CASE members in all meaningful policy conversations. He is intent on forging partnerships in Colorado and nationally with other education and community-based stakeholders and unleashing the power of CASE membership. As president of CASE in 2004-2005, Caughey focused on the needs of the seven CASE departments and served as the chair of the CASE Legislative Committee. He serves on many state level councils, including Governor Hickenlooper's Education Leadership Council, and speaks frequently on education policy, communications and leadership issues. Prior to joining CASE, Bruce spent 16 years in Douglas County School District, serving as director of communications and legislative liaison as the district grew from 13,000 to 50,000 students. Caughey is the author of bestselling guidebooks, including: Crete: Off the Beaten Track, The Colorado Guide (five editions) and Colorado’s Best (two editions).


Mary McNeil
Director of Professional Learning

Mary McNeil comes to CASE with 14 years of association management experience as the executive director of the Jefferson County Administrators Association (JCAA). She understands the unique needs of school and district education executives and has dedicated her career to improving the quality of work-life for administrators. During McNeil’s tenure, JCAA membership increased 120 percent. Under McNeil’s direction, JCAA sponsored over 250 professional development workshops and programs, featuring nationally acclaimed experts in education, as well as local and state consultants. Successful peer mentoring and aspiring administrator programs have been another hallmark of McNeil’s leadership impact.


Staff Team 
Mellodie Lukas
      Operations and        
Events Manager
 Ryan Harrison
       Professional Learning        
Program Manager
Barb Albright
Administrative Assistant
Linda Maikowski

Leisa Sacry
Administrative Assistant
Events and Membership
Susan Schoenthal


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