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Communications & Translation Services
BVSD Communications Division

720-561-5824 | communications@bvsd.org | BVSD Education Center, 6500 East Arapahoe Road, Boulder 80303

Staff Members

Randy Barber, Chief Communications Officer
phone: 720-561-5823
Serves as district spokesperson, BVSD Cabinet member, and main point of contact for media relations. Directs community outreach efforts, social media presence, district news writing and video projects.

Lauren Yglecias, Communications Manager
phone: 720-561-5825
Manages district level messaging, daily communications workflow and operations, media permissions and releases, and special projects.

Jade Cody, Communications Specialist
phone: 720-561-5156
Edits and designs print publications including BVSD annual report, School Food Project lunch calendar, Inside BVSD employee newsletter, various district handbook covers, posters, post cards, calendars, departmental logos, etc. Designs and places district ads. Photographs BVSD students and staff for news releases, web display and print publications. 

Patricia Valderrama, Communications Assistant
phone: 720-561-5824
Assists with communications work including media contacts, community inquiries, customer relations, news clips and tips, school and departmental support, and literature distribution requests.

Don McGinnis, District Translator
phone: 720-561-5079
Translates from English-Spanish official district-wide documents (e.g., district policies, parent handbooks, assessments, curriculum, health-related forms, transportation information, report cards, program descriptions, district forms, student contracts, mailings to parents and emergency notifications). Interprets as needed. Coordinates, conducts, scores and evaluates Sp/Eng assessments of potential bilingual staff (paraeducators, tutors, secretaries, and others). Maintains lists of qualified translators and interpreters. Recruits translators of diverse languages spoken by district students. Audits weekly event reports and contracts created by other departments and schools for translation services.