Meet the Office Team
I come to Kohl Elementary with over 20 years of professional office experience. I’ve taught kindergarten & 4th grade in the inner-city school system, run multiple child care facilities, and worked in member services in the corporate world. I love being around children and enjoy office work which makes working in the office at Kohl the best possible place for me! Best of all, I never have the same day twice! When not at work I enjoy reading, kayaking, and going on adventures!
Miss Julie has worked in the school office environment for the past 20 years. She has always been dedicated to the idea that the front office should be a warm, welcoming and safe place for students, staff and everyone in the community. She has worked 13 years in Adams 12 and 7 years in BVSD making this a reality. The only thing that Miss Julie loves more than being a Kohl Colt is spending the summer with her family on the beach:-)
Hello there! My name is Becca Lienhardt. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut and love to go back to visit my parents and childhood friends. I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in art. I then moved to Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I then received my Early Childhood Special Education endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. Needless to say, I am a lifelong learner with a passion for education. I have a dog named Rowan and together we love to run, hike and play outdoors. I also love to travel and have been to over 20 national parks! I also love the New York Mets and Alabama football. I hope you have a GREAT school year!
Geoff is entering his third year as the principal at Kohl Elementary and his thirteenth year as an administrator in Boulder Valley School District. Prior to his time as a Colt, he was the assistant principal and athletic director at both Centennial Middle School and Aspen Creek K-8. His first position in BVSD was at the Education Center, where he designed curricula for Health and Physical Education courses and led programming in those content areas. Geoff began his career in education as a high school history, government and economics teacher, but due to his belief in the importance of physical activity and interest in connections between exercise and brain development, made a move to the gym and taught physical education. In addition to his work as an administrator and teacher, Geoff has also coached track, basketball, and swimming.
Geoff holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizations, awarded jointly by the University of California, Santa Barbara and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His dissertation focused on connections between the manner in which principals lead and organizational outcomes. He maintains a research interest in this area and continues to study leadership, systems thinking, and change theory. Geoff also holds a Masters Degree in secondary education with an emphasis in kinesiology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science degree in history with a minor in political science from Missouri State University.
When not playing sports, reconnoitering the creek near his childhood home, or fighting with his two brothers, Geoff spent his childhood exploring the wilds of suburban Kansas City on his bike. He completed high school and college in Missouri after moving back to the family's home base outside of St. Louis. He is the son of educators, his father a school superintendent and his mother a science teacher. In his free time, Geoff enjoys riding his bike, paddle boarding, wave riding, running, skiing, fly fishing, doing projects around the house, and most of all, spending time with his family. He lives in Boulder County with his wife, a speech language pathologist, their four kids, and the family dog Aspen, a counter surfing Rhodesian Ridgeback/Redbone Coonhound mix.
Other things that Geoff believes to be true include that, no matter who wins the World Series the St. Louis Cardinals are always the best team, that he could still compete in the Tour de France, and that if he wasn't a principal he would have had the lead role in the series Man vs. Wild instead of Bear Grylls. He is absolutely certain of these things despite the frequent eye rolls of his kids...and wife.