Statement from the Board of Directors: Board Appointments


School Board Directors and Offices


David Robinson
Vice President

David grew up in a small rural community in Minnesota. He Graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned in the US Air Force. After leading USAF SAR teams over most of Utah including the Uinta Mountains over to Wendover, NV, he was selected for special assignment and went on to receive a PhD in Engineering at the University of Arizona. David retired from the Air Force Institute of Technology as Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He worked as a research scientist at Sandia National Labs (Albuquerque, NM), retiring in 2016 to move to Creede as a full time resident. David has since opened a blacksmith shop, Iron Rain Forge, with focus on artistic forgery. He continues consulting work with cyber warfare, Mars 2020, and other projects. Besides his love of engineering and science, David is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance, has coached youth soccer, started a coed youth rugby league and coached a high school rugby team to three state championships and regional championship while in NM. He was active in organizing science demos in public schools and creating parent/teacher science nights throughout Albuquerque. He is currently active in the Headwaters Alliance, serves on the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee/Education subcommittee and is a certified water operator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He is a member of Creede Arts Council, and also serves on Creede School’s Career & Technical Education Advisory group.

Kara Brittain

Kara grew up in Monte Vista, CO and on family property above the Rio Grande Reservoir, where her grandparents owned a guest ranch. Kara was a Boettcher Scholar (competitive full ride scholarship offered to resident students of Colorado) and graduated from Denver University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Kara’s passion for education started early in her childhood. Her mother was a teacher for 27 years, and will soon begin her fifth year as Principal at Sargent High School. Kara was raised amidst frequent conversations and debates concerning every aspect of public education. She has seen first hand the value of supporting the administration and faculty in order to achieve the best valuable outcome for each student, along with tackling the challenges of state requirements, funding shortages, staffing and staff education, as well as community partnership.  Kara and her husband are both business owners in Creede, and have two children who currently attend Creede School and the Creede Early Learning Center. Kara has served on the board of the Creede Chamber of Commerce, Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway, and currently the Creede Early Learning Center (since 2011) as Treasurer. She served on the SAFE committee which helped to pass legislation to build the new school, and also on the Creede School Design Committee.

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Casey Adelman

Bio to come.

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Jennifer Harbert

Bio to come.