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Dr. Louis L. Fletcher

School Division Candidate (4-Year Term)

Falcon School District 49

Dr. Louis L. Fletcher is Executive Director for Facilities & Operations for Falcon School District 49.

Education/Special Courses/Certifications

B.A., University of Maryland

MDR, Pepperdine University’s Caruso School of Law

M.Ed., Montana State University

Ph.D., Northcentral University

Postdoctoral Fellowship- Student Affairs, Colorado State University

Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)

Graduate- AASA Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

Employment History

Executive Director, Facilities & Operations, School District 49, Peyton, CO, August 2022 – Present

Director, Culture and Services, School District 49, Peyton, CO, July 2015 – July 2022

Coordinator, Cultural Capacity, School District 49, Peyton, CO, July 2014 – July 2015

Director, Denver Metro Campus, Webster University, Denver, CO, September 2013 – June 2014

Director, Western Region, Troy University, Colorado Springs, CO, August 2009 – May 2013

Commissioned Officer, U.S. Air Force (Retired, Honorably Discharged), February 1990 – October 2009

Organizational Affiliations/Achievements

Member, American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section

Member, AASA (The School Superintendents Association)

Member, American Association for Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Member, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Member, Association of Title IX Administrators (aTIXa)

Member, Mediation Association of Colorado (MAC)

Responses

Interest in Serving as a PERA Trustee

I will serve on the PERA Board of Trustees to protect the PERA retirement fund for current and retired members of the school division. I will exercise my fiduciary responsibility and elevate the voice of my constituents. I will faithfully exercise my duties of loyalty, care, and prudence with integrity on behalf of all PERA members. I have worked in PK-12 education for 10 years, so I have a vested interest in ensuring that the PK-12 workforce has a secure retirement trust fund to support a dignified retirement following years of selfless service.

Challenges/Opportunities Facing PERA

The PERA Board of Trustees provides policy governance and outlines expectations for PERA staff. This means that trustees have the combined challenge and opportunity to ensure that the state legislative agenda does not degrade the PERA retirement benefits. Furthermore, as a trustee, I will collaborate with other trustees to find opportunities to align the PERA trust fund with investments that support the solvency of PERA members' retirement benefit. I will also work with the PERA Board of Trustees and the PERA Executive Director to ensure that the state legislature funds the PERA trust fund in accordance with state law. My greatest opportunity is evaluating the concerns of PERA members to authentically capture, elevate, and amplify their voices to ensure they are provided honest feedback.

Role of a Trustee

As a Trustee, I will provide investment, benefit, and program oversight. My major concern is the performance of investments, which ensures the trust fund’s solvency and yields sufficient funds to support retirees’ defined benefit. I will provide oversight for the defined contribution program and PERACare to ensure those retirement supplements remain viable. Moreover, I will diligently review and deliver fair outcomes to member appeals. Furthermore, I will appoint, evaluate, or terminate service providers with care to maintain a high-quality of service for PERA retirees. Finally, I will engage with PERA-relevant issues intelligently by completing the trustee education program immediately.