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Senior Leadership Team
This team is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Roaring Fork Schools. Each member manages a key area of the organization and provides expertise, vision, and oversight to support the district's mission that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills, and character to thrive in a changing world.
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Rob Stein- Superintendent
Rob has worked on the front lines of education reform for over 30 years as a teacher, administrator, and consultant. Rob led a high-profile turnaround at Manual High School and served as head of school at Graland Country Day School and executive director at Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning in Denver. He has taught courses in educational leadership and school reform at University of Colorado, Denver University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Rob has published, presented, and consulted on organizational development, school leadership, research-based practice, and school change. He joined the Roaring Fork Schools in 2013. When not working, Rob enjoys running, skiing, cycling, reading, and service activities.

Favorite book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Favorite movie: Lawrence of Arabia
Shannon Pelland- Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Superintendent
Shannon has worked for the Roaring Fork Schools for over 20 years. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the passage of two bond elections and three mill levy overrides to improve educational opportunities for Roaring Fork students and families. She has supervised finance, food service, student transportation, and facilities. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in business administration/accounting. After college, Shannon worked for Ernst & Young as a CPA providing consulting and auditing services to a variety of clients. As a student of Roaring Fork Schools, she was excited to return to the Valley to use her background in finance to support public education. She is a firm believer in balanced budgets, financial transparency, and students at the center of all decisions. When not working, Shannon enjoys hiking, music, bird-watching, flower gardening and spending time with friends, husband John, sons Will and DJ and extended family.

Favorite book: Undaunted Garden, and anything by Barbara Kingsolver
Favorite movie: Field of Dreams
Jeff Gatlin- Chief Operating Officer
Jeff has been in education since 2003 as a coach, educator and administrator. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and Master's of Education degree from University of Texas at Arlington. He has led various technology and operational initiatives with the goal to provide exceptional service and support for those he serves. He joined Roaring Fork School District in 2013. When not working, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family (wife Melissa, daughter Carly and son Hayes) and taking advantage of the vast number of recreational opportunities this beautiful area has to offer

Favorite book: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Rick Holt- Chief Academic Officer
Rick began his career as a high school science teacher in Seattle and made his way to Alaska where he taught most subjects in a small K-12 school. It was during his years in Alaska that he became a K-12 instructional coach and, a few years later, a consultant for the Reinventing Schools Coalition. Rick took a short break from education to build a house and run the Iditarod with his wife Tiffany and their two boys Keegan and Rohnan. In 2008, Rick accepted a position as Principal of Carbondale Middle School, and over the next few years, Rick and his staff worked to together to earn the Governor's Improvement Award. Rick joined the district’s executive team in 2013, serving as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for three years, and then as Chief Academic Officer. When not working, Rick enjoys adventuring with his family, rafting, hiking, skiing, and maintaining balance between work and play.

Favorite book: The Education of Little Tree by Asa Earl Carter
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Amy Littlejohn- Director of Human Resources
Born and raised in Westminster, Colorado, Amy previously served as the Director of Human Resources for the Bellevue Union School District in Sonoma County, California from 2012-2018. She has worked in a number of different fields including education, medical, legal, and hospitality. Throughout her professional career, her focus has always been on people, offering her time and expertise to ensure that each employee has been set up for success. Amy earned a Bachelor's Degree from Sonoma State University and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. When not working, Amy enjoys raising her two young boys with her husband, hiking, snowboarding, and attending art/music/food festivals


Favorite books: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Favorite movie: Amelie
Angie Davlyn- Senior Project Manager
Angie is an experienced project manager and strategist with a background in communication and a passion for education. She has a MA and PhD in Communication from the University of Colorado, and has taught college courses in applied communication for over a decade. Prior to joining the Roaring Fork Schools, Angie was the development director for a local youth-serving nonprofit and worked on issues of health equity and poverty for a Denver-based social change consulting firm. She lives in Carbondale with her husband and two young kiddos and serves on two nonprofit boards dedicated to promoting creative educational opportunities for youth. When not working, Angie enjoys mountain adventures--favorites include skiing, hiking, camping, and river trips, kitchen experimentation, good music, and travel to far-off places

Favorite books: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Favorite movie: the original Jurassic Park
Kelsy Been- Public Information Officer
Kelsy is from Colorado's Western Slope and has worked in a variety of communications roles for educational organizations throughout her professional career. Kelsy joined the Roaring Fork Schools in 2016. In all of her roles, Kelsy has worked to improve the educational opportunities and access for all, with a focus on disadvantaged groups. Kelsy has a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming. Kelsy lives in Marble with her husband. When not working, Kelsy enjoys exploring the mountains by trail running, skiing, and backpacking and then reading, cooking, and petting canines on rest days.

Favorite (recent) book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Favorite movie: Prefontaine
Nathan Markham -- Director of Financial Services
Nathan is a seasoned finance professional. He is experienced in budget and strategic planning, risk management, treasury operations, and team building. He has a B.S. in Finance from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado - Denver. Nathan is a Carbondale native and is excited to be a part of RFSD and to have the opportunity to serve his community." When not working, Nathan enjoys spending time with family, golfing, sledding, skiing, hiking, reading.

Favorite Book: The Brothers K by David James Duncan
Favorite Movie: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy