Cheyenne Mountain Graduate

Raised in Colorado Springs, Betsy Kleiner attended Broadmoor Elementary starting in 2nd grade and graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School.  

Following high school, she left Colorado to attend Washington & Lee University in Virginia.  Post-college she went on to teach elementary school math and science, serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and eventually return to school to earn her Masters in Science, Doctor of Medicine, and Masters in Public Health.

She returned to Colorado Springs in 2009 and is now in private practice with Infectious Disease Specialists. Betsy serves on several hospital-based committees at both Penrose and Memorial Hospitals.  She enjoys any moment spent with her wonderful husband and her 2 boys –  hiking, backpacking, running, biking, skiing, gardening and beekeeping. 

Cheyenne Mountain Parent

Betsy's two sons have attended District 12 since Canon Preschool.  One is attending Junior High and the other is a sophomore at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Both enjoy the academic rigor and extensive opportunities in sports and extracurricular activities offered in District 12.  

Cheyenne Mountain Volunteer

Betsy served as co-chair of the Broadmoor Elementary School Learning Landscape Committee working to improve the school grounds.  Specifically, she helped to plan and design new play spaces on a neglected hillside.  This project has created a walking/running path used by the community, a climbing wall, a sand volleyball court, a tire obstacle course, new community seating area and painted playscapes on the asphalt areas.  Betsy successfully wrote and Broadmoor Elementary received a Cheyenne Mountain Zoo pollinator garden grant.

During the pandemic, Betsy served as a member of the District 12 Physician and Medical Advisory group (2020-2022) assisting school administration, nurses and the school board on COVID testing, precautions and regulations during what proved to be a very difficult time for schools and our community.   

Serving as the Parent-At-Large member of the Cheyenne Mountain District 12 District Accountability and Accreditation Committee (DAAC 2021 - present), Betsy has had the opportunity to interface with District 12 administration, principals, parents and community members to review objectives and plans for each District 12 school in regards to accreditation.  She has been directly involved in formulating the design and reviewing the results of the annual District 12 Parent Survey which has afforded her with a deep understanding of our community’s opinions and concerns regarding teaching and learning, mental health and wellness, technology, college and career readiness, communications and school operations.

Committed to the Future of D-12

Betsy shares our community vision to continue vigorous academic achievement and broad career opportunities for our students.  She believes in clear communication and transparency and enjoys working in collaboration with other stakeholders to ensure creative solutions.  She understands the power of listening, advocacy, kindness and compromise.  Betsy is passionate about our community and our students and looks forward to serving as a member of our local Board of Education.

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