ALAMOSA — Marsha Cody brings a great deal of experience to her new position as the assistant superintendent of Alamosa School District.
Cody began her career as teacher for fourth and fifth grades as well as teaching kindergarten for one year. Upon completion of her Masters of Science in Elementary Reading and Mathematics, Cody became the Intervention Specialist for Evans Elementary School. She also served on the CCTM Board and was the co-chair for two CCIRA State Committees. Following the adoption of the new Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) in 2010, she received her principal’s license and became a seventh and eighth grade teacher at Ortega Middle School.
In 2013, Cody took a job with WestEd, a non-profit educational research and technical service based in San Francisco, California. Her work spanned from New York to Hawaii. This included the development of strategic plans and the implementation of those plans. She has also worked to implement the Planning, Observation, and Debrief cycles for the purpose of building the capacity of teacher teams.
Cody hopes to build trust and rapport throughout the entire Alamosa School District. She also hopes to find where strengths and assets are with personnel and structures to build on.
“We have so many amazing staff,” she said.
She also acknowledged the work of her predecessor, Carrie Zimmerman.
Cody is thankful for the opportunity to work in her own community after serving in various districts over the past 5.5 years.
“I love the people of the San Luis Valley, and I have no doubt that we are going to accomplish great things together,” she said.