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Lisa Escárcega
Executive Director
Serving as the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives, Lisa represents more than 2,400 Colorado education leaders. CASE's mission is to empower Colorado education leaders through advocacy, professional learning and networking in order to deliver on the promise of public education. Liaison to CASSA, CASPA, and DBO Departments.
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Melissa Gibson
Director of Membership and Strategic Partners
Responsible for planning, implementing and managing member relations and ensuring the right “value proposition” for the recruitment and retention of CASE members, Melissa develops sponsor, exhibitor and business relationships, including serving as the point of contact for department sponsors. Melissa serves as the liaison to the CAESP and CASSP Departments.
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Ryan Harrison
Director of Professional Learning
Ryan oversees all aspects of professional learning programming, ensuring alignment with the CASE vision and strategic goals. This includes professional learning opportunities at CASE events, such as Winter Leadership Conference and Summer Convention, as well as eLearning, and Educational Leadership Institute workshops. Ryan serves as the liaison to the CAES and CALET Departments.
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    Support Team


Barb Albright
Administrative Assistant
In addition to providing administrative support to all CASE directors and the CASE Coordinating Council, Barb coordinates and oversees all department elections and department award programs. Barb also provides administrative support to CAESP, CASSP and CASSA departments.
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  Hallie Kaiser
Communications Specialist
Hallie is responsible for composing and editing communications; strategically planning and designing marketing collateral; leveraging CASE's social media and new media platforms and updating website content. Additionally, Hallie provides support for exhibitors and sponsors. Hallie also provides administrative support to CAES and DBO departments and the CASE Legislative Committee.              
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Mellodie Lukas
Operations and Events Manager
Mellodie works closely with the CASE Leadership team to plan and execute CASE's annual summer Convention, winter conference, Superintendents conference and workshops. In addition, Mellodie serves as the office manager. 
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Linda Maikowski
Director of Finance
Overseeing all aspects of accounting and financial functions for CASE, Linda is responsible for preparing monthly financial reports and arranging for and overseeing the CASE audit. Linda works closely with the Executive Director and leadership team to address budgeting issues and to support CASE's mission.
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Leisa Sacry
Administrative Assistant, Events and Membership
Leisa is responsible for maintaining registration information for all CASE events and works closely with our members to address membership-related issues and inquiries. In addition to assisting with the planning and execution of workshops, Leisa provides administrative support to the CASPA department.
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Elisabeth Rosen
CASE Lobbyist
Elisabeth supports CASE's advocacy efforts at the state capitol and represents K-12 education and CASE members during the legislative session. Her work includes the preparation and maintenance of the Bill Tracking Report, weekly conference calls during session, and close coordination with other lobbyists and legislators on key topics of interest to our membership.

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