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Dr. Olivia Gillespie Named Principal of Lucile Erwin Middle School

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Dr. Olivia Gillespie has been named principal of Lucile Erwin Middle School, effective July 1. She will fill the position vacated by Jennifer Bradshaw, who is departing the school.

Dr. Gillespie is currently serving as the Reading, Writing, and Communicating Content Specialist for the Office of Standards and Instructional Support at the Colorado Department of Education, a role she has held since 2018. Prior to that position, she worked as the Dean of Instruction for two years for Denver Public Schools. Her career also includes experience as a secondary English Language Arts teacher along with other positions for Aurora Public Schools, as well as the principal role at John Amesse Elementary School for Summer Scholars Unlimited. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Gillespie has also served as a Denver City Council Community Representative for the Denver Great Kids Head Start Policy Council and as a Board member for the Denver Early Childhood Council.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve the students, families, faculty, and entire community as the next leader of LEMS,โ€ Dr. Gillespie said. โ€œI look forward to working with each of you as we challenge, empower, and inspire ALL LEMS students to maximize their potential to achieve postsecondary success as citizens in our global society.”

Dr. Gillespie holds an Associate of Arts in Secondary Education from Georgia Military College and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Macon State University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education and a doctorate in Education in Leadership for Equity from the University of Colorado-Denver.

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Chief Communications Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via email at michael.hausmann@tsd.org.