Lis Richard

Dolores School District Superintendent

Phone: (970) 882-7255

100 N. 6th Street / PO Box 727
Dolores, CO 81323


Lis Richard is a passionate educator with a love for leading schools to excellence. With over 33 years in education, she has been in educational leadership for 17 years serving as principal and the last three years in the superintendency. Her tenure in administration has been one of wonderful success leading some top-performing schools.
Her sixteen years in the classroom at various levels has helped to shaped her leadership values. Twice she has received “Teacher of the Year” awards and is a recognized educational consultant and trainer in the Western United States.
Mrs. Richard has earned two undergraduate degrees in education and theory of education. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Colorado Christian University and is currently working toward a doctorate with a specialty in K-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Mrs. Richard is an author and trainer for Character First. She also has extensive leadership training apart from her degrees. She is now working on writing projects in the field of education.
She and her husband enjoy living in Southwest Colorado. Lis is a fourth generation Chappell (long line of farmers) and is very happy to be back with family. She and her husband enjoy riding their motorcycles all over the state and love spending time with their 13 grandchildren.

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