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Hakanson resigns from Re-1 school board

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs correspondent

Aspen, CO ColoradoGLENWOOD SPRINGS Susan Hakanson will announce her resignation from the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday night, after nearly eight years of service. She’s moving to Telluride.She took the position on the board in 1999. But she said she’s accepting a job as the executive director of the Ah Haa School for the Arts in Telluride.”It has certainly been an honor to work with the staff of the Roaring Fork School District,” Hakanson said. “They’re a pretty amazing bunch.”The new job will combine many things she has been doing in the past 20 years, she said, like working in fundraising and art. Hakanson said that prior to accepting the school board position she involved herself in the school district as a substitute teacher, volunteer, and member of parent-teacher committees. She’s been studying and is about to receive degrees in organizational communications and art from Western State College in Gunnison, she added. The Ah Haa School’s website says the art school “is a community center of learning and culture that offers a wide variety of programs and seeks to inspire individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity.”Hakanson decided it was important to run for the school board when she first participated in a strategic planning committee.”We’ve accomplished a lot in the years I’ve been on the school board,” she said. “And that’s really exciting.”

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