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Glenn Strebe, President

Tracey Johnson, Vice President

Larry Borland, Treasurer

Catherine Bullock, Director

Linda Van Matre, Director

Col. Troy Harting, USAFA Liaison
The Board of Education is District Twenty's policy-making body, governing the educational and financial affairs of D20. The Board is composed of five citizens elected to serve overlapping terms of four years each.  At the end of his/her term, a board director wishing to continue this unsalaried community service must be reelected to an additional four-year term. Voting for school board positions takes place on the November General Election ballot.  This is a term limited situation that is defined by state law to 2 contiguous, 4 year terms.  The District Twenty Board of Education also includes a nonvoting member acting as a liaison with the United States Air Force Academy. This member is assigned through mutual agreement between the Air Force Academy and District Twenty.  The Board of Education meetings are usually held the first and third Thursday of each month in the Education and Administration Center, and are always open to the public.

 D20 Board Of Education Contacts

Glenn Strebe, President

Tracey Johnson, Vice President

Larry Borland, Treasurer

Catherine Bullock, Director

Linda Van Matre, Director

Col. Troy Harting, USAFA Liaison

Glenn Strebe, President

719-332-4278 | Email Glenn Strebe, President

Tracey Johnson, Vice President

719-491-2633 | Email Tracey Johnson, Vice President

Larry Borland, Treasurer

719-426-7707 | Email Larry Borland, Treasurer

Catherine Bullock, Director

719-351-9511 | Email Catherine Bullock, Director

Linda Van Matre, Director

719-528-1634 | Email Linda Van Matre, Director

Col. Troy Harting, USAFA Liaison

Email Col. Troy Harting, USAFA Liaison
Glenn Strebe serves the 47,000+ members of Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) as its President/CEO.  He has been in that role since 1998.  Prior to selection as CEO, he was the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer. Air Academy Federal Credit Union has eight locations and assets exceeding $500 million. The credit union serves the military, 10 school districts, and approximately 150 companies. Glenn is President of the AAFCU Foundation and Chairman of the Air Academy Service Corporation.  His military service includes the United States Air Force 1987-1993 where he was an auditor in the Air Force Audit Agency and a Cost Analysis Officer/Director of Cost.
 
Glenn has been active in Academy School District 20 for many years.  He was elected to the Board of Education in 2011 and served as Treasurer from 2013-2015.  Glenn also serves as the President of the Academy School District 20 Education Foundation. 
 

Active in the community and the credit union movement, Glenn serves on various boards and committees.  Among others, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates on the Finance and Investment Committee and the Audit Committee.  He served the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado as its chairman three times and the Research Council of the Filene Research Institute (a credit union think tank).  Glenn is also on the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Legislative Committee and is a credit union speaker and instructor at credit union schools and conferences, published two articles in Credit Union Management magazine, and published a book titled, Managing Credit Union Finance. Glenn has facilitated strategic planning sessions in credit unions and non-profit organizations. In addition, he taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for a local university.
 
Married to Teresa since 1988, they have two grown children (both K-12 in D20). Glenn received an MBA from Colorado State University and a BS from the United States Air Force Academy.  Besides spending as much time as possible with his family, he enjoys reading, triathlons (6X Ironman), running, bicycling, or pretty much anything outdoors
Tracey Johnson was elected to Academy School District 20’s Board of Education in November, 2011.  Prior to that, she devoted substantial time serving D20 schools as a member of the District Accountability Committee (DAC), several administrator selection committees, PTO committee chair, and generally raised her hand to serve wherever needed at Edith Wolford Elementary, Ranch Creek Elementary, Timberview Middle School, and Liberty High School since 2001.  Ms. Johnson’s community involvement also extends to being recognized as volunteer of the year at two area non-profits focusing on children and families, including the Junior League of Colorado Springs, for which she also served on its Board of Directors.
Presently, Ms. Johnson is the Board of Education’s vice president as well as the Board’s liaison to the DAC.  She is also a member of the Colorado Association of School Board’s (CASB) legislative resolutions committee and the Colorado High School Activities Association’s (CHSAA) legislative council.
Ms. Johnson is a retired attorney, who practiced in Texas with a firm specializing in federal litigation, and a former CIA intelligence analyst.  She attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, during which time she studied in Spain and Mexico, graduating in 1985 with a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science.  She is bilingual.  Ms. Johnson earned a 1991 J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and supplemented her legal training in 2009 by becoming a certified mediator.
Ms. Johnson and her husband, Doug, are the proud parents of three sons, each of whom are “D20 lifers,” having attended D20 schools for the entirety of their K-12 educational careers.

 
Larry Borland was elected to the Academy District 20 Board of Education in November, 2013. He has lived in District 20 since 1986. Larry retired in June, 2013 as Chief of Security and Transportation Services for District 20, where he was responsible for the development and maintenance of all safety and security programs for the district, including emergency response and management, law enforcement liaison, and management and supervision of all security staff in the District. In addition, he oversaw the transportation operation responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of over 6,000 students per day. Larry was a school security chief for more than 18 years, having previously served in the Douglas County School District and Colorado Springs School District 11. He was Manager of Fiscal and Support Services for the Colorado Springs Police Department from 1984-1995, and a Sergeant for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department from 1979-1984. Larry received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Colorado, a Master of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has completed numerous specialized training programs in law enforcement, school safety and community leadership. Larry does school safety consulting and conducts training nation-wide for principals and administrators on managing school emergencies and other school safety issues. Mr. Borland has served on the U.S. Department of Education School Police and Security Chiefs Committee, the Colorado Safe School Center Advisory Council and the Safe2Tell Board of Directors. He is Past President of the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials. Larry has been married to Barbara since 1977 and has two grown children, Connor, 32 and Caitlin, 25. Connor is married to Tammy and has a son Parker. Connor is employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Caitlin is employed by Gannett Publishing and is married to Dustin, an F-16 pilot for the US Air Force. Both Connor and Caitlin were educated K-12 in District 20.
Catherine has always placed great value on learning and education. She has always been grateful to live in a country that offers opportunities for anyone who is willing to learn and work to become anything they desire. Consequently, she has been very involved in education. In addition to volunteering in her children's schools, she is also very involved in her church, where she works with the youth. Her most rewarding volunteer assignment was the opportunity to teach a high school religion class at 5:30am every school day for two years.
Catherine grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, the eighth of eleven children.  She finished college in Utah before moving to Northern California for employment. While there, she met her husband and fell head over heels in love with the handsome hunk.  After having their second child, they began looking for a more family-friendly place to live and selected Colorado Springs. They have been here 19 years and have loved every minute of it. She and Michael have been married for 25 years and they are the parents of five children - Corinne (22), Danielle (19), Allison (17), Cassandra (15) and Justin (12), who all attend or have attended District 20 schools.
Catherine graduated in 1987 from Brigham Young University in Accounting.  She earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 1990 and has kept her license active ever since.  She worked for a public accounting firm for seven years before leaving to take on even more difficult duties as CEO of her home.  She currently has a part time accounting business.
In her spare time, she loves to read, sew, travel, play volleyball, water-ski, snow ski and spend time with her family.
Linda is an enthusiastic supporter of public education and has served as a volunteer in Academy District 20 since 1999.  She believes strongly in access to free, quality education for every child, and considers it an honor to serve as a member of the Board of Education.  Her volunteer experience in Academy 20 includes several terms on Parent Sounding Board; two terms as PTO President at Academy International Elementary; four years as a District Accountability representative; several years on building accountability committees at AIES, Mountain Ridge Middle School, and Rampart High School; three administrator selection committees; the AIES site planning committee; co-chair of the committee to pass the Mill Levy Override in 2008; and various other building level committees and events.  Linda was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in February 2009 and subsequently elected to a new term in November of that same year.
 
Linda grew up in Illinois, but has lived in Colorado since 1985.  She graduated as co-valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology, Kansas City, MO in 1985.  She obtained a Master of Computer Information Systems degree from the University of Denver in 1991.  Linda worked as a programmer, then a systems analyst and project manager for US West Communications for seven years before ""retiring"" to start a family.  She also taught entry level computer classes for a time at the University of Denver, served as an assistant youth minister, and worked as a water fitness instructor at the Briargate Family YMCA for five years.
 
Linda and her husband, Mike, have been married for 22 years and have three children: Michelle, John, and Andy.  Michelle recently graduated from Rampart High School and is continuing her education at Arizona State University.  John is a junior and Andy a freshman at Rampart.  In addition to their individual interests, each member of the family is an avid reader and all actively volunteer in their church.
 
Linda's hobbies include golf and music.  She sings with five long-time friends in a local band called ""Cornerstone.""  Their first CD, entitled Delivered, was released  August, 2008.
Col Troy Harting is the Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Management at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Born and raised in Fallston, MD, Col Harting is a 1993 graduate of USAFA. During the early part of his Air Force career he served as an acquisition program manager, assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, CA, the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, MA, and the Pentagon, where he led various satellite and information operations programs. He also served on the faculty of the Air Force Academy from 2000-2002, where he taught a variety of accounting and investment courses. After these assignments he was chosen as the executive for the NATO System Analysis and Studies Panel at the Research and Technology Agency in Paris, France.  Col Harting rejoined the USAFA faculty in the summer of 2011, teaching the core management course and the capstone innovation course sequence for management and system engineering management majors.  He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, with emphases in entrepreneurship and business ethics.