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Nathan Geroche

School Division Candidate (4-Year Term)

Boulder Valley School District

Nathan Geroche is a Science Teacher in the Boulder Valley School District.

Education/Special Courses/Certifications

B.A., Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado Denver

Graduate Certificate, Cybersecurity, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Employment History

Boulder Valley School District:

  • Broomfield High School, 2021-Present

Jefferson County School District:

  • Golden High School, 2018-2021
  • Ralston Valley High School, 2015-2018

Organizational Affiliations/Achievements

Member, American Association of Chemistry Teachers

Member, Boulder Valley Education Association

Member, Colorado Education Association

Member, Colorado PERA Board of Trustees

Award Recipient, Broomfield High School My Jersey, Your Impact Award

Award Recipient, Colorado Preservice Teacher of the Year, Colorado Association of Science Teachers

Award Recipient, Golden High School Graduation Faculty Speaker

Award Recipient, Golden High School Demon’s Choice Award

Award Recipient, Ralston Valley High School Valuing People Award – Jeffco Value Awards


Interest in Serving as a PERA Trustee

I am seeking reelection to the PERA Board of Trustees because I believe in honoring the service and sacrifice of public employees with a quality, sustainable retirement benefit. I am confident in the mission and vision of PERA and I aspire to use my lived experiences, knowledge, empathy, and voice to support moving the organization forward to the best of my ability.

Challenges/Opportunities Facing PERA

One of the most important and impactful decisions for the PERA Board is the opportunity to hire PERA’s next executive director. The person whom the Board selects as PERA’s next leader will play a pivotal role in addressing the multitude of challenges facing PERA, continuing to guide the fund to a strong funded status, and ensuring high-quality service for PERA’s members and beneficiaries. Across all the divisions, throughout a multitude of careers, public servants face special and demanding challenges not present in the private sector. PERA has a unique opportunity to champion public service as a career and the Board’s strategic vision for the future can direct and support PERA to do just that.

Role of a Trustee

Trustees on the PERA Board are empowered by their fiduciary duty to act in the sole interest of the members and beneficiaries of the fund. Under this fiduciary framework, Trustees perform an oversight role in ensuring PERA’s governance, investments, actuarial and accounting principles, and benefits administration are enacted to the highest standard possible. As a Trustee, I hope to continue accomplishing this by working hard to learn the many aspects and stakeholders of the pension system, contributing to Board discussions by asking questions and listening empathetically, and serving to the best of my ability on my committees.