District Leadership

Our Leadership Team is comprised of the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent,  CFO, four building Principals, Director of Student Success, Director of Technology, Director of Food Service, Director of Transportation, Director of Building & Grounds and Director of Connect14.  The Leadership Team is responsible for the daily operations of the school district and for the successful implementation of all student programs and services.

It is our goal to provide exceptional service to every student, parent, and employee each and every day.

Elizabeth Domangue, PhD – Superintendent

domangueDr. Elizabeth Domangue is honored, beyond words, to serve as Manitou Springs School District 14’s Superintendent of Schools. For the last 18 years, Dr. Domangue has had a wide range of professional experiences in education, including teaching (i.e., K-12, Special Education, university, international), supervising student teachers, mentoring school and district leaders, collaborating to develop service-learning experiences, and leading (Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment). Additionally, she has extensive knowledge of best practices in the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, leadership development, and evaluation. Dr. Domangue received her Doctorate in 2009 from Louisiana State University (with a focus on pedagogy and achievement motivation theories in the context of school experiences). She is an instructional leader who consistently leans into her Core Beliefs—All Means All, Leadership Matters, It Is About People, and Lead Towards a Shared Vision. Email Elizabeth Domangue

Eric McMartin, Assistant Superintendent

Eric McMartinI was born and raised in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, just east of Eugene. My mother, aunt, and grandmother were all educators and so I have continued the tradition. After graduating high school I attended Lane Community College then transferred to and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR. Upon graduation, I took my initial job search east and received an offer to teach 1st grade in Harrison School District. I spent the first 10 years of my career in HSD2 as a teacher, instructional coach, and district assessment coordinator. Following this tenure in Harrison I spent the next five years as the K-12 Assessment Coordinator in Widefield School District. Immediately prior to being hired in Manitou Springs, I served as the assistant principal of Bricker Elementary, again in HSD2. I earned my Master's Degree from UCCS while training to be an administrator. In my time outside of work I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Melissa, and our two children; Henry (11) and Claire (7) as well as mountain biking, trail running, and skiing. Though I've only been a Mustang a short amount of time, this position feels like home. Thank you to everyone in the school district and community that have welcomed me with open arms.

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Suzi Thompson, CFO


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Kolleen Johnson, Director of Student Success

kolleenKolleen has been an educator since the 1997-1998 school year. In her tenure she has taught PK-21 year olds. She began her career teaching students in special education especially those with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Kolleen has served as an Assistant Principal at Manitou Springs High School and now is the Director of Student Success for the district. Kolleen has lived in Manitou since 1997 and is married to RIck a 1992 graduate of Manitou Springs High School, she has two daughters that have attended District 14 schools since kindergarten. When not at work, Kolleen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and following politics.
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Cathrine (Cat) Olimb, Director of Technology

Cathrine (Cat) Olimb, Technology CoordinatorCathrine Olimb has been working at Manitou Springs School District 14 since 2005.  She has a Business/Marketing degree from Wang Business School in Oslo and a degree in Graphic Design. Cat have lived in Oslo, Stockholm, Tel Aviv and The Hague. While living in Israel she was the Director of The American Embassy School and in The Netherlands she worked as the MS Technology Coordinator at the American School of The Hague. Cat brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology and has a diverse background in both education and private industry.  Cat has two children both graduates from Manitou, Anders graduated from CSU with a Business Degree and Emilie graduated from Virginia Tech with an engineering degree. Cat is an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker and she loves to camp. Email Cathrine Olimb 

Paula Faucette, Director of Food Service

paulaPaula joined the District as Nutrition Services Director in 2005. She has been part of the food service industry for over 30 years. Paula is Chef of the Culinary Class she teaches for our high school students, and is active in Connect 14, as well as being active in the Wellness Committee, District-wide. She is married and has four children, three of whom are married, and four grandchildren. She loves to spend time with her family and her two pups.
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John Harden, Director of Transportation


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Joye Levy, Director of Arts and Community Wellness & Connect 14 Coordinator

joyeJoye has worked in arts and education for her entire 25 year career. She teaches both for UCCS' College of Education with elementary inclusive education majors in an arts-integrated methods class and for the Visual and Performing Arts Department in Community-Based Arts Education classes and Acting classes. Joye is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Gerontology Center of UCCS where she creates intergenerational opportunities for connection. She acts and mostly directs theatre professionally around the state often at Colorado College's Fine Arts Center and was nominated for a Henry Award from the Colorado Theatre Guild for her work as Director on Theatreworks' Constellations. She is a member of the Business of Arts and Education planning committee and works on a steering committee for UCCS' Kraemer Family Library's Intergenerational Arts programming. She spent 10 years teaching High School and Middle School Theatre Arts and English at the prestigious Hunter College Campus School in New York City where she also received her Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University. Most recently she was the Director of Education for the Ent Center for the Arts and spearheaded a professional arts teaching partnership with the Kennedy Center. She loves working with children of all ages and is thrilled to have landed in Manitou-a place of great "connection."
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Dustin Cady, Middle School Principal
Dustin is honored to serve as principal of Manitou Springs Middle School. He grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Dustin has a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in culturally and linguistically diverse education (CLDE) from CSU-Pueblo, and his principal licensure through Western State University. He began his education career teaching English internationally to middle and high school students in Seville, Spain. Since 2010, Dustin has been an educator in the Pikes Peak Region. Some of his past roles include 5th grade teacher, 3rd-7th grade CLDE teacher, and middle school boys and girls basketball coach. Most recently, Dustin served as an elementary school assistant principal in Harrison School District Two. Dustin’s core value of service to others is coupled with a deep sense of responsibility to help all students reach their full potential. When he is not at school, Dustin spends time with his toddler, Will, and his wife, Mary, who is also an educator. He loves to go trail running and fly fishing on the weekends. Dustin is a positive, connecting, committed school leader who strives to bring out the best in all members of the school community. Go Mustangs!
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Chris Briggs-Hale, Principal, Ute Pass Elementary School

Chris Briggs-Hale, Principal, Ute Pass Elementary SchoolMr. Briggs-Hale is the Principal of Ute Pass Elementary School. He has experience as a classroom teacher, principal, and an educational consultant.  He has served as a senior consultant at Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), an associate with the Marzano Research Laboratory,  and a member of the National Board of Directors for Community of Caring in Washington, DC.  He has conducted numerous presentations and workshops on school improvement/reform for community groups, administrators, and K-12 teachers in more than a dozen states.  Chris received the 2004 Sally K. Lenhardt Professional Leadership Award from Lesley University, and was named 2004 Community of Caring National Administrator of the Year. Email Chris Briggs-Hale

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