Rocky Mountain Chapter

Chapter Mission

The commitment of the professional membership has been the key to the success of the Association for Learning Environments. We must now build on this tradition by increasing our membership to include sectors now under-represented within the organization. Increasing membership from the communities we serve to include minorities and urban school personnel.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

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Upcoming Programs

School Tour

Thursday, April 20, 2017
from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Joe Shoemaker School

3333 S. Havana Street
Denver, CO 80231

Confirmed Available Panel Participants:
Christine Fleming, Principal
Donny Roush, Earth Force (now with City & County of Denver)
Susan Martini, DPS Planner (now with APS)
Matt Paull, GH Phipps
Cathy Bellem, AMD Architects
(other panelists potential to be added/replaced)

Before opening as the Joe Shoemaker School in August of 2015, four years of planning, design and construction took place for a school site known as Hampden Heights. The project was mired in heated public controversy over land use, bisected by a significant public storm system improvement, and designed in a vacuum -years away from the selection of the school administration who would live in the building and create a vision for the educational community.

Propelled by the rare advantage of a site on Cherry Creek, the project turned negative obstacles into driving opportunities; attracting municipal and non-profit partnerships as well as expeditionary experts to climb on board in realizing an exceptional expeditionary school. Named for Joe Shoemaker, founder of the Greenway Foundation and the Foundation for Colorado State Parks, the school exemplifies the legacy of a Colorado State Senator known as an educational advocate, devoted to protecting the city's waterways and natural environments.

Click here to register online.


2017 Southwest Region Conference

March 21-24, 2017
Learning Elevated
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah

Learning Elevated


Southwest Region Foundation

2017 Scholarship Application Package

This scholarship provides financial assistance for one or more individuals residing in the Southwest Region states to attend the Regional Conference March 21-24th Salt Lake City UT.

Preference will be given to those who have not attended a Annual Conference in the recent past due to financial burden. The maximum amount of this scholarship is $245.00 and may be applied to conference registration. Incidental expenses such as meals not covered by the conference fee and ground transportation are not included in this scholarship.

Download the Application Package

Deadline for entries: March 14, 2017

Chapter Newsletter – January 2017


Energy Savings for Schools Program

Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
FREE On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
FREE Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
FREE Technical support and energy coaching
FREE Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
FREE Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students

Why your school should participate in the Program:
  • Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
  • Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
  • Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
  • Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
  • Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
  • Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond

Click here for FAQs about the program.

Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310

Rocky Mountain Chapter President's Award

The Chapter has renamed the President's Award after the late Bob Matschulat. Bob was an esteemed member of the Association and the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Colorado lawmakers study school violence, mental health

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