Board Members

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    Patrick Day
    Board President
    District 5 [Map]
    Current Term: 2013-2017
    Patrick Day is in his second term on the School District 27J Board of Education. Currently serving as board president, Patrick was elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. He represents the largest area in the district including areas surrounding DIA, the eastern part of Reunion and much of unincorporated Adams County to the east.
    Patrick is the owner of an insurance agency in the Reunion area. He and his wife, Paulina, moved to the district in 2005. They have two children whom have graduated from 27J. Patrick is a strong supporter of public education and enjoys serving as chairman of Adams County BOCES Self Insurance Pool, as well as secretary/treasurer of The Capital Facility Fee Foundation. He also supports the Facility Planning Advisory Committee which he joined in 2006.
    Patrick studied marketing and distribution in college and is IBM certified systems administrator, and holds numerous insurance certifications.
    Roberta Thimmig
    Board Vice President
    District 1 [Map]
    Current Term: 2015-2019
    Roberta Thimmig grew up on a farm that was located on 18th Avenue and Bridge Street in Brighton where her father, Dr. John Thimmig, located his veterinary clinic. It was outside the city limits of Brighton during most of her childhood. She attended North Elementary, Southeast Elementary, North Junior High and graduated from Brighton High School in 1973. Roberta graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Microbiology and continued at Kansas State University to obtain a Masters of Science in Virology. She obtained a teaching certificate from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and taught three years at Yuma High School and Lakewood Junior High School. Caught in a hiring freeze in the Jefferson County School District, Roberta decided to go back into research and the newly developing biotechnology field. She worked at University of Colorado Health Science Center doing research on the AIDS virus and then went on to work for biotechnology companies, Avidity, LLC and Beacon Biotechnology.
    Roberta is now retired and enjoys golf, quilting, gardening, traveling, and volunteering at the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton and various mission trips. She lives with retired School District 27J teacher, Dot Lindsey, and their dog, Maggi.
    Board Director
    District 3 [Map]
    Current Term: 2015-2019

    Lloyd Worth was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2015. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Beverly. Their children, Cole and Jean, both graduated from Brighton HS and are now attending CSU in Fort Collins. Lloyd graduated from Rocky Mountain HS in Fort Collins and attended CSU as well. He is the Founder and President of Worth Financial Partners financial planning business in Brighton.

    Lloyd is committed to giving back to the local community, especially in support of youth. Most notably, he is an Adult Commissioner on the Brighton Youth Commission (since 2011), and also serves on the Board of Directors of Almost Home (2013), Harmony Angels Foundation (2013), and Brighton Legacy Foundation (2014). He’s also a co-founder of the Brighton Youth Safety AWARE Fair.  In November 2015 he 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.

    Lloyd firmly believes that a strong school district is essential for the overall success of any community. He looks forward to engaging 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.

    Board Director
    District 7 [Map]
    Current Term: 2015-2019
    Greg Piotraschke is in his first term on the board, having been appointed in May 2013 then later elected. He represents District 7, which includeds Turnberry and Thimmig elementaries, and Belle Creek Charter School. 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.

    Board Director
    District 6 [Map]
    Current Term: 2016-2017
    Jenn Venerable was appointed to the 27J Board of Education in October 2016. She represents District 6, which includes unincorporated Adams County east of Yosemite from 124th to just north of WCR 2, and includes North and Northeast Elementary Schools as well as Overland Trail Middle School.

    Jenn is the Director of Affiliate Relations for Dental Lifeline Network, a national humanitarian organization founded in Denver. She works with fifteen state boards and leadership councils, increasing the number of dentists that donate their time to see patients who need dental care and cannot afford it. Prior to DLN, Jenn spent ten years with Junior Achievement and partnered closely with teachers, administrators, parents and students. During her time at JA, she served on the 27J CTE district advisory committee, and was a judge and workshop presenter at numerous FBLA, FCCLA and DECA district and state conferences. Jenn was also chosen to serve on the JA USA Field Program Advisory Committee, enabling Colorado schools to provide programmatic input to national programs on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career readiness. She served as President and Vice President of the Colorado Jump$tart Coalition, raising awareness and support for financial literacy programs for children.

    Jenn is a 'rare' native of Colorado. She attended Rangeview High School in Aurora, and graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Denver. She currently resides in the Todd Creek area with her husband and two boys, the oldest in Kindergarten at Brantner.
    Board Director
    District 2 [Map]
    Current Term: 2013-2017
       Rick Doucet was elected to the 27J Board of Education in November 2013. He represents District 2, which includes Brantner and West Ridge elementary schools. 

       He has has been the Chief Executive Officer for Community Reach Center since 2001. Community Reach, a Thornton based non profit organization, provides private, confidential counseling for children, adults, couples, and families, as well as crisis intervention, emergency services, psychological testing, residential treatment and therapeutic support groups for a variety of life challenges, Rick is considered a prominent leader within Colorado’s mental health system in terms of advocating for effective and equitable policies that best meet the needs of the mentally ill.

    Board Director
    District 4 [Map]
    Current Term: 2015-2017
    Blaine Nickeson was appointed to the 27J Board of Education in September of 2016. He represents District 4, covering areas of southeast Brighton, northeast Commerce City, and unincorporated Adams County surrounding Barr Lake.

    At his day job, Blaine serves as Assistant Vice President of Campus Relations and Chief of Staff on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, the largest and most diverse college campus in Colorado. In his role, he oversees campus police, emergency preparedness, human resources, marketing/communications, and acts as the budget director and legislative liaison. Blaine hopes to use his broad administrative experience in education to help the students and staff of the District realize their full potential, while maximizing limited resources. Blaine is also passionate about safe learning environments, working nationally to educate on best practices in campus safety and compliance. Blaine holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University.

    Blaine and his wife Sarah, who is also a higher education administrator, have lived in Brighton since 2004. While they both work in downtown Denver, Brighton is their escape. In 2014, they built their “dream home” in the Sugar Creek neighborhood. They love the experience of living “up north”, especially picking up their weekly produce share from one of the area’s many small farms. Their son attends Pennock Elementary (Go Panthers!) with his little sister soon to join him.