Board of Education
Join our meetings
Regular Board of Education meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 223 in the High School. A work session is generally held for one hour preceding the Regular Meeting. These meetings are open to the public
- The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at 6:00 pm.
- Regular meetings will be livestreamed on facebook and YouTube.
- Work Session June 1st @ 8am - Strategic Plan
Legislation you should know about
One of the responsibilities of the Board of Education is to track potential new laws and provide input to the legislators from the community. This space is so that you, the community, knows what is happening at the legislature so you can help the board support the Mancos community.
- Colorado Association of School Boards or CASB is a membership organization for school boards and school districts. This link shows the bills introduced in 2023.
- Rural Alliance is an advocacy group that supports small school districts with a bill tracker. This link recommends positions for various bills.
The Mancos School District Re-6 Board of Education Members
The Board of Education of the Mancos School District RE-6 consists of five members elected for a period of four years.
All members are elected at large within the school district.
Please send any correspondence via mail to the Mancos Board of Education, 355 W Grand Avenue, Mancos CO 81328; or via e-mail to the appointed secretary, Heather McKie.
I moved to Mancos with my family when I was 13. I graduated from Mancos High School in 1968 and married in 1969 to Del Coppinger. After being discharged from the Navy, we moved to Durango, then in 1979, moved back to Mancos where we built our home. We have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. I have been on the school board for seven years. This is my eighth and final year.
My wife and I have two kids that are in 10th and 12th grades. They are the 6th generation to live in Mancos. We love Mancos because of its small-town family values, its diversity, and welcoming atmosphere. I have been a teacher, middle school assistant principal, elementary principal, student support services director, director of special education, director of operations, and an assistant superintendent. I am currently semi-retired and work part-time at Fort Lewis College as an instructional supervisor for teachers pursuing their Special Education License. My goal is to bring my experience and knowledge in education to support the great work that is already happening at the Mancos School District. I hope when you see me at a board meeting, school event, or around town that you will stop and introduce yourself. I look forward to working with you.
I'm a seventeen-year resident in the Mancos Valley with 2 children in the Mancos School District. I have worked in the book publishing industry for almost 25 years, 17 of those have been at W.W, Norton, the largest independent publisher in the U.S. I have had the honor of serving on the school board since the fall of 2019. I am proud to work on behalf of our school community to create a student-centered environment where every child can thrive.
I’m a native Coloradoan, Durango-born, and Mancos-raised resident! As alumni of MHS, I attended CMU, and ASU shortly after high school, and I have spent the last 20 years with a national franchise company, currently as the Chief Operating Officer. I split my time in Arizona for my job duties and travel often. I returned to the state of Colorado in 2014 to raise my only son in this community and wanted him to attend Mancos schools. My family has been here for decades, with my parents former teachers and small business owners. My son, Rhett, is now a middle schooler and has been at Mancos since his first days at the Early Learning Center with Ms. Kate. When not working or volunteering with the school board, I also volunteer for Mancos United as a board member, and I’m a swim mom. Swimming is a rigorous sport, and we spend a lot of time between practices and swim meets. I am an avid reader, enjoy time with friends and family and I love to take advantage of the beautiful part of the world we live in. I try to find the time to enjoy life to the fullest daily while contributing back to this community I love.
I’ve been on the Mancos school board for 18 years. I run a small construction company, Environmental Designs, “We build things BIG and small”. I’m also on the boards of Mancos Valley Resources and Mancos United, non-profit organizations that support the efforts of our small local non-profits that promote and advocate for our kids and community. Mancos is a caring and generous community and I’m proud to be a part of it.