Rocky Mountain Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Colorado and Wyoming.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins
After careful deliberation the organizing committees of A4LE events have decided that it will be in the best interest of all delegates to postpone upcoming events through May. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our members and delegates. Given the rapid escalation of the COVID – 19 (“Coronavirus”) and subsequent declarations of emergencies and health crisis concerns from local, state, provincial and federal government officials, we felt the need to take this course of action.

At this time, A4LE staff and volunteers are negotiating to find alternative dates that are suitable for postponement of events. The planning committees have promised stellar events, and we do not want to lose that momentum. We will be seeking a remedy to this that will carry all of the hard work forward, taking all events to fruition at a later date. We will continue to update on the progress.

Webinar #1

Thursday, July 9, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Mountain Time

Return to School

COVID-19 Series: Colorado School Districts Return To School Plan

The A4LE Rocky Mountain Chapter is hosting a panel discussion composed of school district members who will speak to each district's re-entry plan for fall 2020. This first webinar will cover big picture planning developments like student drop off, classroom size, scheduling, and utilization of space. Panelists will discuss their own district’s plan and then we will have time for Q&A from the audience to learn more about re-entry. This is the first webinar in a three-part series. In August we will discuss how schools are planning to address indoor environmental quality, and in the fall we will hear an update on how things are going and what adjustments were needed.

  • Wayne Blazek, Douglas County SD
  • Stephanie Schroeder, Boulder Valley SD
  • Denille LePlatt, Colorado Department of Education
  • Amy Spatz, Aurora Public Schools

Free for members/non-members
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Virtual Tour

August 2020 – Date to be determined
Chinook Trails Middle School
Academy School District #20

Chinook Trail
Worth the wait! Join us for a virtual tour of the first new stand-alone middle school for Academy District 20 in over 20 years and was the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through a community design workshop process, it was determined that the building should focus on project based learning, student wellness and connections to nature. The building was designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces.

Chinook Trail Chinook Trail

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bryan Construction RTA Architects

A CALL to Service!

We Need YOU;
Please Volunteer to Serve on Our Chapter Committees

  • Sponsorship – Recruit and retain annual sponsors and/or specific event sponsors.
  • Membership – Recruit and retain members of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
  • Programs – Coordinate events, work with Sponsorship and Communications. Events may include tours, seminars/panels, keynote speakers, membership appreciation, happy hours and the annual Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Awards – Provide training on awards submittals (our current Awards committee can provide training to you first!). Collect award submittals, put together a panel of judges, assist with award production and planning Design Awards and Holiday Party.
  • Communications – Compose and oversee social media posts/activity, compile newsletter (monthly-quarterly depending on chapter activity), work with A4LE staff on e-blasts and chapter communication.
  • SchoolsNEXT Committee – Coordinate with A4LE staff to recruit teams, implement curriculum and jury final projects.

Volunteer Today!

This Call for Volunteers will close March 27, 2020.


2021 Annual Regional Conference

Evolving Environments April 19-24, 2021
Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas
The LINQ Hotel + Experience
Las Vegas, NV

Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

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

Chapter Newsletter

June 2020

Upcoming Events

Download the chapter's 2020 Events Calendar

July 9, 2020
Webinar COVID-19 Series: Colorado School Districts Return To School Plan

August 2020
Virtual Tour
Chinook Trails Middle School

September 2020
Membership Happy Hour

October 2020
Education Event, Topic TBD

October 28-November 1, 2020
LearningSCAPES Conference
San Antonio, TX

November 2020
Green Schools Summit

December 2020
Holiday Party

April 19-24, 2021
Southwest Region Conference
Las Vegas, NV

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.

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