Mary RubadeauMary Rubadeau has 40 years of experience in education, leading institutions and programs from pre-K through community college in both Alaska and Colorado. In her various roles, Mary worked to increase educational opportunities for all students, and close achievement gaps for minority student populations by targeting Tribal and family partnerships, providing educational choice, teacher training in culturally responsive practices, and developing inclusive and equitable programs. She coordinated regional collaborations to increase pathways to college attainment for Native American students, as well as the development of FLC’s online principal licensure program that focuses on cultural competency.

Mary is a former superintendent of Telluride School District and interim superintendent of Bayfield and Montezuma-Cortez School Districts. She also served as executive director of San Juan BOCES and interim executive dean for Pueblo Community College of Southwest Colorado.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Science from University at Albany in Educational Psychology.

Mary’s term expires January 1, 2025.