Lindsay Jimenez, a Colorado native, was born and raised in a suburb of Denver. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children, and graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a degree in Psychology and a Teaching License. With the goal of leadership in mind, Lindsay went on to receive a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Lindsay has worked in public education with at-promise youth for nearly 17 years in various teaching and leadership roles in both Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. As a classroom teacher, Lindsay built strong relationships, cultivated a love for learning, and grew self-advocacy in her students. Her students were motivated to learn each day because they knew they were part of a safe learning environment. As a District Literacy Coach, Lindsay worked with school administration and teachers to provide high quality instruction for all students using data, co-teaching, modeling, and planning.
Passion for the success of all teachers and students is what fueled her desire to be a school administrator. Lindsay inspired teachers and students to succeed and reach for more in the role of Assistant Principal at French Elementary, where she led for change by implementing and facilitating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Leader in Me, high quality instruction and collaboration, systems for the Affective Needs Program and attendance, state assessments and data, and Professional Learning Communities.
Lindsay is excited to continue serving at-promise children and their caregivers as the Program Director for Friends of the Children. She looks to break down barriers that children in Colorado Springs face through community connections and strong relationships with caring mentors.
Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and three children in the mountains or camping across the country.