27J Board Directors

  • Board President Greg Piotraschke

    Board President
    District 7 [Map]
    Current Term: 2019-2023
    Greg Piotraschke represents District 7. He serves on the linkage and education committees for the board as well as the CASB legislative committee.
    Greg is a 14-year music educator in Jefferson County. He believes in accountability for all parties involved in the education process, quality schools, and preparing students to be life long learners. As a parent and educator, Greg has a vested interest in our schools' success.

    Greg and his wife, Sharleen, live in the Belle Creek neighborhood. He was raised in Northglenn, in a family dedicated to helping others. He has a Master's Degree in Music Education from Colorado State University.

    Previous Term(s): 2015-2019, 2013-2015 (Appointed due to vacancy)


    Board Vice President
    District 3 [Map]
    Current Term: 2019-2023

    Lloyd Worth was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2019. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Beverly. Their children, Cole and Jean, both attended all grades in 27J and ultimately graduated from Brighton HS. Lloyd is the CEO and President of Worth Wealth Management in Brighton.

    In November 2015, Lloyd was honored as the “Citizen of the Year” by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in the community above and beyond his own business. He is committed to giving back to the local community, especially in support of youth. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Brighton Legacy Foundation. He has also served as an Adult Commissioner on the Brighton Youth Commission (2011-2016), the Board of Directors of Almost Home (2013-2016), and Harmony Angels Foundation (2013-2015). He’s also a co-founder of the Brighton Youth Safety AWARE Fair.

    Lloyd firmly believes that a strong public-school district is essential for the overall success of any community. He loves to engage with community members to better understand and realize the benefits of a strong, fiscally responsible education system.  He believes this is critical to provide a top-quality, 21st century education for every student in the 27J family.

    Previous Term(s): 2015-2019


    board director tom green

    Board Director
    District 1 [Map]
    Current Term: 2019-2023

    Tom works as a Community Affairs Representative for United Power, a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the 80,000+ commercial, industrial and residential members who purchase electricity in its service territory which includes every school but one in the 27J school district. Tom has spent more than 25 years working in the cooperative utility business with a focus on multi-platform communications strategies to keep members engaged. He has received numerous publication and community awards and has certifications in creating cooperative communications and administering key accounts programs. A key tenet of his duties with United Power is actively participating in organizations that seek to improve and assist local communities.

    Tom serves on the Board of Education to advance the District’s commitment to success and improvement and promoting the goals of 27J to ensure students continue to meet or exceed exemplary education standards and that the District can sustain its efforts to attract the best and brightest instructors to further that cause.


    Board Director
    District 2 [Map]
    Current Term: 2021-2025
    Leon Thornton works as a Product Application Engineer for Trimble Inc. in Westminster. He specializes in Land Administration - registration of property rights, cadastral mapping, and property valuation. He has been developing software for almost 40 years. He was a submariner in the U.S. Navy, and he has a degree in mathematics and an MBA. 

    He and his wife, a professional educator for over 20 years, live in Thornton. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

    Leon has worked in or visited 37 countries on six continents, and he is a believer in community service and service to humanity. During one summer of service in 1994, he had the opportunity to meet with Mother Teresa while working with the Sisters of Charity in Kolkata, India.

    He has been a pianist since the age of seven, and can often be found playing ragtime, classical, movie themes and pop tunes. He is a third generation genealogist and on-site cemetery researcher.

    District 4 [Map]
    Current Term: 2021-2025

    Ashley and her husband, Nathan, have lived in the district for more than 10 years where they are raising 4 beautiful children and 4 furbabies while running their family owned commercial and residential plumbing company.

    Ashley started her career as a preschool teacher before relocating to Colorado in 2006. She then served her community as a Firefighter and EMT until 2018 when she left the workforce to do her most important work at home caring for her children and running the family business. 

    In their off time, Ashley and her family enjoy cycling, painting, range shooting as well as camping, fishing and road trips in the RV.




    Board Director Mandy Thomas

    Mandy Thomas
    Board Director
    District 5 [Map]
    Current Term: 2021-2025

    Mandy Thomas was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2017. Mandy resides in Commerce City with her husband Jason and two children, both of whom attend Prairie View High School.

    Mandy currently co-owns a mobile paint party business, Gallery On The Go. Previously, she served as Secretary, Treasurer, and then President for 5 years of Second Creek Elementary's PTO and used her degree in Construction Management from Kansas State University working for a large nationwide general contractor.

    Previous Term(s): 2017-2021

    board director mary vigil
    Board Director
    District 6 [Map]
    Current Term: 2019-2023
    Mary Vigil was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2019. Mary is a mother of two children that attend school within the 27J School District. Mrs. Vigil is a long time resident of Brighton Colorado, along with her husband and their two children, and strongly supports the public education system. Mrs. Vigil is the current CEO and Founder of Justice61, a non-profit organization that works to aid in the rescue and restoration of children caught up in sex trafficking within the United States. A portion of the services that Justice61 provides is related to the educational deficiencies that these children suffer from as a result of their circumstance. As such, Mrs. Vigil has made strides to ensure that the children once caught up sex trafficking in her programs receive their high school diploma. As CEO of an organization strongly governed by policy and procedures, Mary Vigil values the strategic governance those boundaries can bring and is well equipped and motivated to offer guidance in that arena.
    As a Director of the 27J School Board, Mrs. Vigil looks forward to providing assistance, resources and support to the children within the district as well as to those who are employed. 27J is a fantastic school district and Mary and her family are thrilled to be members of the school community.