Board Members
Deb Spenceley, President

Term November 2013-November 2017

Deb Spenceley has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 2004. She has two children in Elizabeth schools.

Before becoming a Board Member, Deb had the privilege of leading the SHE PTCO group as their president for three years while also volunteering extensively in her children’s classrooms.

Prior to settling here in Colorado, Deb was able to experience life in several different countries. She lived in Indonesia for a year, Canada for a few years, and Australia for two years.

Deb recognizes that school board members are in a unique position to serve as a link between the schools and the public. She has set the goal of striving to be an advocate for our students, schools, and community members.

Carol Hinds, Vice President

Term November 2013-November 2017

Carol Hinds has lived in Elizabeth since 2005.  She has one child, her daughter, still attending the Elizabeth School District, while two of her children have now graduated from the district.

Carol has been active as a volunteer in our schools since moving to Elizabeth in 2005. She has served on the District Accountability Committee, serving as secretary to that committee. Carol has been an active classroom volunteer in her children’s classrooms, along with volunteering at school events held by the SHE PTCO on a regular basis.

Prior moving to Elizabeth, Carol served as a District Delegate for the Highlands Ranch Community Association. She also served on and chaired the Aurora Horsemen’s Association Board as well as serving as a parent representative for the Ascension Lutheran Mom’s Day Out Preschool Program.

Along with serving on multiple boards and committees, Carol has been a regular attendee at many Board of Education meetings, gaining an understanding of how new bills will affect the district, teachers, and administration as well as gaining an understanding of our District’s needs.

Before moving to Colorado, Carol was a Certified Shorthand Reporter (court reporter) in the State of Texas for 10 years. As a Court Reporter, she was also a managing partner at Stautner, Klinghamer & Associates Court Reporters.

While on the board she has set a goal to “make our schools the best they can be for our children, our teachers and administrators by seeking multiple perspectives before finalizing any decisions; and working together with all five board members."

Dee Lindsey, Treasurer

Term November 2011-November 2015
Term November 2015-November 2019 

Dee Lindsey is a Colorado native who has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 2007. Prior to that he lived in rural Douglas County for 16 years. Dee is married with two daughters who attend Elizabeth Schools.

He is an officer with South Metro Fire Rescue where he has been employed for over 26 years. He also owns and operates a tree service company providing service in metro Denver and the rural counties.

Dee believes that supporting and working to improve our schools is one of the most direct and powerful ways he can contribute to the community. He is excited to be working with all the talented individuals and teams in Elizabeth C-1.

Dee believes we all play a part in helping every kid to realize their full potential.

Chris Richardson, Secretary

Term November 2013-November 2017

Chris is a husband, father and retired Army Colonel who has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 2011. Prior to retirement, he served in many locations across the nation and the world, including Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora and Fort Carson in Colorado. He and his wife Andrea, a Longmont, Colorado native, have a daughter who attends Running Creek Elementary School.
Prior to joining the board, Chris served the district as Chairman of the Infrastructure Assessment Committee and brings decades of experience in managing large organizations and control of public funds. Chris has operated military vocational schools supporting training of both mechanics and interpreter/translators. His professional background is primarily in engineering and logistics.
He recognizes the important role of education in the development of productive citizens. He believes that active community involvement, local control, and long-term planning are keys to K-12 educational excellence.
Chris believes that by working together we can provide the schools of choice for parents, students and staff; Schools that provide each student with a K-12 education that prepares them for success no matter what their post-secondary graduation goals.
Please feel free to contact Chris at the email address above or online at:

Richard Smith, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer 
Term November 2015-November 2019
Richard has lived in the Elizabeth School District since 1999. He retired from the Army Reserve in 2014 after serving for 30 years including assignments in Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He appreciates the importance of education, serving as an instructor and curriculum developer for the US Army for over 10 years.

He has no children in the school district, but volunteered for the Elizabeth School Board in order to give back to the community. He believes the school board has strong leadership and continues to need strong support in order to provide the best education for our students.
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