Community Member, Janet Alcorn, has worked in education for 35 years. She is a former teacher, assistant principal, principal, and now resides as the Director of the Tointon Institute for Educational Change at UNC. She provides professional development for principals and teacher leaders all over the state of Colorado. As one of the founding board members of The Success Foundation, Janet recognized the need for outside funding for schools in the Greeley-Evans School District. Previously serving as an administrator in the Jefferson County Public School District, she relied on the school foundation for many resources, and knew what a wonderful entity it could be in our district. She joined forces with Judy Kron, the volunteer executive director, and they started The Success Foundation in 2010.
Janet knew they hit a nerve when they hosted the first Success for our Kids Breakfast, and saw how open and supportive the community members were. She mentioned how extremely rewarding it was to “know that you are having a direct and positive effect on the experiences of students and teachers in this district.”
Janet resided on the board from 2010-2016. Although she is no longer a board member, her and her husband both maintain an active role at The Success Foundation. By giving both their time and money, they are supporting the future of our community. They believe that it is very important that the community recognizes we need to step up together to support our schools, principals, and teachers. Our motto has always been, “Our Kids, Our Community, Our Dreams”, and that is exactly why The Success Foundation was started. “Our community is only as good as our schools are.” They choose to support The Success Foundation because our kids deserve the best education. “We need to help our students have a world class education so that they can compete with their peers in other districts in Colorado, and around this nation.”
Janet wants the community to know that “The Success Foundation is focused solely on kids, teachers, and schools. The Success Foundation is not a political entity. It is about support for ‘our kids, our community, our dreams’.”