The Eagle County School District recently announced that Troy Lange has been selected as the Acting Executive Director of Exceptional Student Services for the 2022-2023 school year. Although Lange’s start date is yet to be determined, he will begin before the start of the academic year.
Lange most recently served as Executive Director of the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Education Services) from 2017 to 2019, and prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Mountain BOCES from 2008 to 2017. BOCES strives to provide support and improve the greater good for students across the school districts they represent.
Lange’s work with these organizations along with his many years as a school psychologist and working with special education make him a great addition to the Eagle County School District’s exceptional student services team, said the district in a statement announcing the move.
“Dr. Elliot has left the department in a terrific position and we couldn’t be more excited for Mr. Lange to step in and continue the great work they are doing,” Superintendent Philip Qualman said. confident that Troy’s experience will allow for a smooth transition as he leads the team into the 2022-23 school year.”
After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s of education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Lange spent the next 13 years as a school psychologist before taking on his role as director of special projects. at Mountain BOCES. He then became director of special education before taking over as general manager.
After moving to Colorado River BOCES, Lange oversaw both gifted and special education and also worked to implement an alternative licensing program for the organization.
Over the past 30 years, Lange has received myriad awards and recognitions at the local and state levels, most recently being named Roy G. Brubacher Outstanding Administrator of the Colorado BOCES Association in 2019.
He has also led numerous trainings, including Franklin Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The Four Disciplines of Execution, and The Four Essential Roles of Leadership. Lange’s experience has seen him serve on various task forces and review boards, all in support of outstanding student services and many of which are led by the Colorado Department of Education and other state-level agencies.
“I have committed my career to this work and helping students achieve their goals and I couldn’t be happier to join an already amazing team and continue the work that the Eagle County School District has. prioritized in its EHS department,” Lange said.