Colorado Board of Education District 2

Angelika Schroeder (D) - Incumbent


Information is summarized from the CBE profile of Angelika Schroeder


Angelika Schroeder, representing the 2nd Congressional District, was appointed to the State Board of Education in January 2009 to fill a vacancy and was elected in November, 2010 to complete the term.  She was elected in November 2012 to serve a six-year term commencing January 2013.


Schroeder is a former tax CPA and college professor of accounting.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in accounting, all from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


For the past 30 years she has also been active in education issues at her daughters' schools, their district and at the state level:

  • Served from 1999 through 2007 on the Boulder Valley School Board, serving as treasurer and vice president.
  • Appointed in 1995 by Governor Roy Romer as the parent representative to the Teacher and Special Services Professional Standards Board, an advisory board to the SBE on matters regarding Colorado teacher education, teacher licensing and professional educator standards.
  • Served on the boards and executive committees of the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Alliance for Quality Teaching.
  • Served on the Committee of Practitioners, a CDE advisory group mandated under NCLB.
  • Participated in the NSBA Federal Relations Network, communicating with members of Colorado's legislative delegation in Washington D.C. on issues regarding NCLB and IDEA.
  • Presently the CBE member on the Education Leadership Council and the liaison to the Colorado Association of School Boards.
  • Currently serves on the National Association of State Boards of Education representing the Western Area state boards.
  • Currently a board member of the Colorado Public Education and Business Coalition as well.




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Why Stand supports Angelika Schroeder for State Board of Education, Congressional District 2


"Angelika's breadth of knowledge on education issues and her commitment to collaboration is unmatched." - David Clayton, Stand Endorsement Committee member

Johnny Barret (R)


Please see our fact sheet on Johnny Barret for details on where he stands on the issues and his background.


Barret believes there is an opportunity to work across the aisle and to promote “Opt-In for Education” vs. the current opt-out on testing, opt-out on teaching.


He supports Colorado’s Local Control of Instruction.  Some of the issues in his campaign will be school safety, choice in schools, accountability and the problems associated with standardized testing:


  • Schools should be hardened and secured.
  • Parents should have the choice as to which educational method of learning or emphasis best meets their child’s goals.
  • There should be accountability by the teachers for their students’ performance.
  • Has several ideas about how to better integrate standardized testing into our schools.
  • Does not believe everyone should go to college or a university; there are many well-paying jobs in the workforce for those with specialized skills.