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News Release

June 29, 2006

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Jana Caldwell
Director of Communications
303.762.8762 X103
303.762.8697 (fax)

CASE Welcomes New Director of Public Policy Initiatives

In July 2006, Bruce Caughey, a veteran educator and 2004-2005 CASE president, joined the association as the director of public policy initiatives. His advocacy work focuses on representing the interests of CASE members. Caughey also served as the chair of the CASE Legislative Committee in 2005-2006. Caughey is intent on forging partnerships with other education stakeholders and unleashing the power of CASE membership. He will draw from the CASE platform and directly from CASE members as a way to guide his advocacy on behalf of Colorado's schools and districts.

Prior to joining CASE, he 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. Bruce is an accomplished leader and bestselling author, who is respected by his peers; he is already engaged in the realm of education public policy. Caughey brings energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to his new role with CASE.

Earlier this year, CASE Deputy Executive Director and lobbyist Phil Fox announced his retirement, effective June 30. Phil has been an integral part of the CASE executive team for nearly 20 years. During that time, Fox has provided exceptional service to our association and to Colorado public schools. His work has contributed to development of public policy that promotes the best interests of children in our state.

Caughey will join other CASE leaders at the annual Convention in August to honor Phil Fox's service and commitment to education.

Established in 1969, the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) is an organization of more than 2,000 school administrators committed to improving student achievement through promoting and building quality education leadership in all Colorado schools.

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