Leadership Team

The APS Leadership Team  represents key instructional and support roles in the organization.


View the APS Organization Chart.

Name Title E-mail Division/Department
Rico Munn Superintendent of Schools supt@aps.k12.co.us Division of the Superintendent
Marcelina Rivera Chief of Staff mrivera@aps.k12.co.us Division of the Superintendent
John Youngquist Chief Academic Officer jryoungquist@aps.k12.co.us Division of Equity in Learning
Damon Smith Chief Personnel Officer dlsmith@aps.k12.co.us Division of Human Resources
Patti Moon Chief Communication Officer pamoon@aps.k12.co.us Communication Department
Brandon Eyre Legal Counsel bjeyre@aps.k12.co.us APS Legal Counsel
Anthony Sturges Chief Operating Officer awsturges@aps.k12.co.us Division of Support Services
Vacant Chief Financial Officer   Division of Finance
Gina Lanier Controller gmalanier@aps.k12.co.us Division of Finance

Leadership Team meetings generally take place on Tuesdays in the Superintendent's Conference Room, ESC-1, Suite 206, 15701 E. 1st Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.

  • Weekly Leadership Team Meetings
    The Leadership Team conducts its regular business and invites subject experts to provide background and information about agenda items. Meetings generally take place on Tuesdays mornings.
Communication Practices

The APS Leadership Team uses the following protocols, practices and publications to communicate with staff members:

Transparency and the Decision-Making Process 

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, staff members expressed concerns about how APS plans to be transparent about the work we do. Specifically, we received questions about how the APS Leadership Team and the Board of Education make decisions and communicate those decisions to staff members and the community. As a result, we have developed flowcharts that demonstrate these processes. The following documents include a Decision-Making Flowchart and a Communication Process Flowchart.


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