District 3, West Garfield County
Peg Portscheller is the president of Portscheller & Associates: Pathways to Results, an education consulting firm dedicated to providing training, mentoring, performance coaching, audits and on-site support to educators and education systems around the country.
She previously served as the chief learning officer for the Leadership and Learning Center, a nationally renowned education consulting and publishing company based in Denver. In that capacity, Portscheller oversaw 50 consultants and the work they do with school districts across the country.
Portscheller is one of the few educators in the country who has been both a union leader, serving as a state president for two terms, and a superintendent. In her tenure as both a teacher and a superintendent, she boasts “educator of the year” and “superintendent of the year” honors.
In the course of more than four decades in education, she has taught at the middle and high school levels as well as in the higher education arena. Her experiences include leadership, curriculum, instruction, staff development, assessment and data, and system reform. She served for 15 years as a member of the board of McREL (Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning) and led their policy work during the reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind act. Portscheller also served as the executive director of the Colorado Association of School Executives and as the executive in residence at Adams State University in Colorado.
Portscheller is a skilled presenter, facilitator, coach, speaker and trainer. She has been active in the profession at all levels including having served as the state affiliate ASCD president in two different states as well as serving as a leader in Phi Delta Kappa, the American Association of University Women and the American Association of School Administrators.
She has also done work with Microsoft, CTB McGraw Hill, Scholastic, Quizdom, Collaborative Learning, Dell, Pearson, the Center for College and Career Readiness and other companies that work in the field of education.