McMinimee Steps Down, Elliott Steps Up

As per the Press Release from Jeffco Public Schools, Dan McMinimee has stepped down and Terry Elliott will serve as Interim “Acting Superintendent” as the Board goes through the Superintendent search process.

Jeffco Schools, known for its tradition of excellence, is seeking an experienced leader with a strong, innovative vision, educational expertise and excellent communications skills who places a high value on transparency, collaboration, community engagement and sustainable improvement.


McMinimee Steps Back During Superintendent Transition

GOLDEN, CO, March 2, 2017 – As part of the transition to new leadership for the district, the Board of Education and Dan McMinimee have agreed that he will step out of the role of Superintendent of Schools effective immediately. Board President Ron Mitchell said, “The Board thanks Dan McMinimee for his service and commitment to Jeffco Public Schools and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”

McMinimee will remain with the district through the end of his contract term, but will not have day-to-day responsibility for the operation of Jeffco Public Schools. Instead, he will be available to the Board in an advisory capacity and will assist as needed in the transition to a new superintendent. At the Board meeting on March 9, the Board will take formal action on an agreement with McMinimee regarding his new role.

Chief School Effectiveness Officer Terry Elliott will serve as Acting Superintendent for day-to-day operations. Elliott is not a candidate for the superintendent position. That, along with Elliott’s professional experience and knowledge of the district, gives the Board confidence that he is the right person to guide the organization through this leadership transition.

“The Board is committed to working closely with Terry to have a smooth transition and provide the stability our organization needs,” said Mitchell. “It’s important we have continuity of leadership as we work with the community to find our next great leader who will fulfill our mission of providing a high-quality education for all Jeffco students.”