District 6 Board of Education appoints new member
Greeley resident and family physician Brenda Campos-Spitze was appointed to the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education Monday night by a vote of 4-2.
Campos-Spitze will fill a director seat left open by Pepper Mueller, who resigned at the end of September because she was moving out of the district. Campos-Spitze will fill the seat until the next election in November of 2023. Board directors Rob Norwood and Taylor Sullivan, who was attending the meeting virtually, voted against Campos-Spitze’s appointment.
Employed as a family physician at Sunrise Community Health for the past eight years, Campos-Spitze said during her interview that she is the daughter of immigrants and shares that story with many District 6 families.
“Because I share these students’ stories and lived experiences, I believe that my perspective will be invaluable in reaching some of our most marginalized students and their families with the ultimate goal of improving their academic performance, retention, graduation, and ultimately, college admissions rates,” Campos-Spitze wrote in her application for the vacant seat. “I would be honored to partner with these families to continue to empower them to be better advocates for their children and their schools.”
“I think Ms. Brenda Campos-Spitze would make an excellent Board member,” Board President Michael Mathews said.
“Brenda is very passionate about serving our community,” said Board member Natalie Mash.
Campos-Spitze will be sworn in as a Board of Education director at a short ceremony Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m. at the District 6 Administration Building. Her first meeting as a director will be December 12.
Prior to Campos-Spitze being appointed, two other candidates were nominated: Araceli Calderon, who ran for the board in 2021, and Scott Rankin, a previous Board of Education director and member of the Mill Levy Oversight Committee. Both nominations failed twice for not receiving a majority of votes.