May 2016

Douglas County School District: Focus turns to Fagen’s legacy, successor — 5/27/16 (Douglas County News-Press)
Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen’s decision to leave Colorado to take the same position in Humble, Texas, a district of 39,000 students outside Houston, has sparked communitywide discussion about her legacy and who will replace her.

Mountain Vista students investigate teacher turnover — 5/27/16 (Douglas County News-Press)
Olivia McKinzie, a junior at Mountain Vista High School, said teachers have changed her life. Her principal, Michael Weaver, greets students by first names in the hallways. Her social studies teacher connects with students and resembles a relative.

Controversy surrounds Humble ISD superintendent finalist — 5/25/16 (KHOU)
HUMBLE, TEXAS – Less than 24 hours after Humble Independent School District named its choice for school superintendent, parents are already protesting.

Douglas County superintendent leaves behind years of controversy — 5/25/16 (9News)
CASTLE ROCK – Dr. Liz Fagen started her time at the Douglas County School District as one of the highest-paid superintendents in the state, commanding a salary close to $300,000. But, that was just the beginning of a time of tumult and change.

Douglas County School board members will tap community members for input on next superintendent — 5/25/16 (The Denver Channel)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – The search is on for a new superintendent in Douglas County schools.

Douglas County Schools super leaving post to lead district in the Houston area — 5/25/16 (9News)
CASTLE ROCK, CO. – Douglas County School District Superintendent Liz Fagen announced she will be leaving her post in July.

As superintendent Liz Fagen departs, Douglas County parents celebrate and Texas parents petition — 5/25/16 (Denver Post)
Controversy is hitching a ride with former Douglas County schools superintendent Liz Fagen as she leaves Colorado for a superintendent position in Texas.

Douglas County’s long-running voucher effort hit with new legal challenges — 5/25/16 (Denver Post)
The legal drama surrounding the Douglas County School District’s beleaguered voucher program — already five years in the making — just got more convoluted this week.

Douglas County School District superintendent accepts Texas post — 5/24/16 (Denver Post)
The Douglas County School District superintendent is moving to Texas.

Douglas County School District Superintendent Fagen leaving for job in Texas — 5/24/16 (Douglas County News Press)
Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen announced Tuesday she is leaving to assume the top position in the Humble Independent School District in Texas, a district of 39,000 students about 20 miles outside of Houston.

Douglas County Schools superintendent resigns, takes job in Texas — 5/24/16 (KDVR)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — The superintendent of Douglas County Schools announced Tuesday night she is leaving for a new job.

Controversial Douglas County superintendent to lead Texas school district — 5/24/16 (Chalkbeat)
Douglas County School District Superintendent Liz Fagen, who put in place a controversial market-based pay system for teachers and a voucher program that drew national attention and legal challenges, is leaving to lead a Texas school district.

FBI investigating school threats — 5/23/16 (9News)
PARKER – The FBI is investigating a series of similar schools threats across the country Monday that prompted an evacuation at a Parker elementary school.