Who are our Staff?

To date, there are approximately 350 staff members serving in Innovation Zone Schools. Over 3 years, the Innovation Zone has seen a 75% retention rate from year to year for teachers. The Innovation Zone schools are comprised of staff made up of 23% of staff of color and 45% staff of color on the Leadership Team.  In the Innovation Zone, at least 57% of our staff have earned a Master’s degree or higher.

Office of Autonomous Schools Administration

Judi Dauman

Director of Strategy & Information

Connor Allman

Director of Instruction & Leadership Development

Mackenzie Khan

Director of Charter Schools

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job through leveraging transformation and innovation  along with supporting and coaching our school leaders to build their capacity in order to increase leader effectiveness and impact student achievement.  

My community needs me to do my job.

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by piloting systems to improve the quality of leadership and instruction throughout ACTION Zone Schools.

My community needs me to do my job.

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by ensuring high quality educational choice options are available to all Aurora families.

My community needs me to do my job.

Ext. 28373 | jldauman@aurorak12.org

Ext. 28376 | cmallman@aurorak12.org

Ext. 28320 | mrkhan@aurorak12.org

Jessica Ratino

Assistant to ED & OAS

Lily Cui

Manager of Innovation School Performance

Kate Garvin

Director of Community Schools, Family Advocacy & Community Engagement

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by being supportive and sensitive to the needs of my team, as well as the schools and community we serve, and problem - solving to create positive experiences and empowerment.

My community needs me to do my job.

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by providing personalized support to school leaders to ensure effective school-wide performance management systems.

My community needs me to do my job.

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by engaging community as partners in our collective vision for our community. Additionally, I advocate for spaces in our schools for authentic family engagement programs that aim to uplift and promote families to actively partner in their child’s education.

My community needs me to do my job.

Ext. 28436 | jfratino@aurorak12.org

Ext. 28292 | lycui@aurorak12.org

Ext. 28953 | ajgarvin@aurorak12.org

Paige Jovanovic

Manager of Charter School Support & Accountability

My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day.

I do my job by supporting charter schools to ensure they remain accountable and compliant in serving all students.

My community needs me to do my job.