Her commitment continues

ENSURING EACH CHILD IS HEALTHY, SAFE, SUPPORTED, ENGAGED, AND CHALLENGED IN OUR CLASSROOMS.

ENDORSEMENTS

Kelly has proven to be an exceptional board member for all students in the Cherry Creek Schools and is the right person to continue to legacy of excellence for another four years.

I can say without hesitation she is perfect for the role.  She has proven herself as an advocate for all kids, a thoughtful steward of district resources, and a visionary with high standards necessary for success. I fully support and endorse her for a second term to continue to the great work she does for all kids!

Scott SIEGFRIED | RETIRED SUPERINTENDENT, CCSD

Kelly Bates has served Cherry Creek Schools with integrity and wisdom for 4 years. Thank you, Kelly, for representing the interests of each and every student, and for your dedication to CCSD and our communities. This entire district will benefit from your experience and leadership as we begin to transition out of the pandemic.

Karen Fisher | president, CCSD Board of education

You will not find a more qualified, competent, and experienced candidate than Kelly Bates. The Cherry Creek School District has a rich tradition of excellence and Kelly has lived that experience as a school board member. Kelly has volunteered her time to lead CCSD, has excelled in her role and will continue to be an outstanding leader over the next 4 years.

Kelly has my highest endorsement! Keep Cherry Creek Excellent.

DR. HARRY BULL, JR | RETIRED SUPERINTENDENT, CCSD

Without hesitation, I fully support Kelly Bates for her position on the Cherry Creek Board of Education. Kelly has proven over and over her commitment to students and to the district itself. She has been directly involved in schools for many years leading volunteer efforts for the betterment of those schools and their students.

Kelly has dedicated herself to the district now as a Board Member and is the right person to continue for another term. She understands the challenges that arise and has proven to
be a responsible leader with high standards. Excellence in the Cherry Creek School District for all students is a priority for Kelly Bates.

CARLA STEARNS | RETIRED PRINCIPAL & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CCSD

Kelly Bates engages with school communities by actively listening, advocating, and supporting educators. She Is enthusiastic hard-working and dedicated to Cherry Creek School District. Kelly Bates believes in our teachers!

JIM | CHERRY CREEK EDUCATOR

Kelly Bates puts her energy where her heart is. These are just a few of the community initiatives in which Kelly participates:

  • Volunteers regularly, feeding and clothing people living on the streets 
  • CCSD Unified Games
  • CCSD Special Olympics
  • CCSD Free Breakfast/Lunch programs
  • Toys For Tots
  • Many fundraisers at Creekside Elementary School
  • Ambassador Program to welcome new students
  • Mask sewing and distributing
Kelly is a rare combination of someone who not only sees a need, but she also takes decisive action.  She is deliberate and passionate about doing what she can to make things better, while also drawing others in to do the same.  Her charismatic leadership inspires others.  She discovers and implements ways to make systemic, sustainable change and is strategic and informed in executing a plan, which makes her endeavors highly successful.
mary pratt | RETIRED ccsd teacher

“I am endorsing Kelly Bates for CCSD Board of Education Director because she has built a strong resume and reputation for supporting the district mission and ALL students.  Kelly’s hours and years of volunteerism are only surpassed by her knowledge of what it takes to serve our students, staff, and parents while exhibiting strong fiscal stewardship to our entire community.”
mary chesley | retired superintendent, ccsd