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PPOS Announces New School Director

Pagosa Peak Open School is proud to announce that Angela Reali Crossland has been offered and accepted our new School Director Position.

Angela comes to PPOS from Durango, and education reform and charter schools of choice have been at the heart of her educational career.  She has an MA, Teaching Secondary Science from the University of Phoenix; a BS, Natural Resource Management and Environmental Education; and holds a State of Colorado Professional Teacher License-Secondary Science Endorsement.

Throughout her career Angela has held many teaching positions including time as an Advanced Physics Teacher at Animas High School, Science Teacher at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning, and Lead Science Teacher at James Irwin Charter High School.

Most recently, Angela worked at Mountain Middle in Durango as the Instructional Guide, Grant Coordinator and Assessment Coordinator. During Angela’s tenure at Mountain Middle School she contributed to the organizational changes and high achievement of the project-based learning school. In her first year, Mountain Middle climbed from the bottom 10% of schools in Colorado to the top 12% of schools. She contributed to this success by leading professional development, training teachers, supporting staff and supporting a culture of excellence, growth mindset and a positive learning culture.

She enjoys the small environment and close student/teacher relationships that charters schools promote, as well as the critical and in depth thinking that project based learning fosters.

In her spare time Angela enjoys canoeing, backpacking, snowboarding, photography and her new found hobby of paddleboarding.

Pagosa Peak Open School is excited to welcome Angela to our team and looks forward to the excellence her leadership will bring to our charter school. Angela starts her new School Director position with PPOS on July 1, 2019.

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