Doris Candelarie, Principal
Doris has been at the helm of Alicia Sanchez International since 2007. She has over 25 years of experience in education at all levels including: operating her own daycare center, elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school dean and principal, and Executive Director of Schools. After three years in the school district central office, she found she missed working at the school level with the students and teachers. She looked for a community neighborhood school and found her way to Sanchez where she plans to stay for a while.
Doris has a BA in Elementary Education with emphasis on Bicultural Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She holds a MA in Education: Teaching and Learning from Regis University, and is a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Denver.
Before coming to BVSD, Doris spent her career in Brighton, Colorado. She states that her work achievements happen everyday she makes a difference in the life of a child, teacher or parent.
Among her other achievements:
Brighton 27J Teacher of the Year, Class of 2000 (they were my 3rd graders in 1990)
Brighton Chamber of Commerce... 1996 Teacher Honoree
Hispanic Advisory Council Person of the Year... 2007
Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society... Education Honoree
Her professional affiliations include:
Colorado Association of School Executives
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Association for Curriculum and Development
Phi Delta Kappa
A Colorado native, Doris is married to her her high school sweetheart, Jim for 30+ years. Doris counts as a personal achievement the fact that she and Jim have raised two thoughtful, intellegent, compassionate and independent daughters, Kandice and Kristina. She is also a recent grandmother to Lily and Lucas, which has put a whole new level of fun in her life.
Doris spends her free time reading... she has piles of books everywhere in her house. When she gets outside, she enjoys hiking, running, and biking with her husband. She also enjoys exploring her creative side through cooking or mountain gardening. They currently live in the foothills outside of Boulder. Something you may not know about Doris - she enjoys all kinds of music and thinks that i-Tunes is the greatest invention ever! She has hundreds of very interesting playlists for every musical taste.
When you see Doris around the school, be sure to stop and chat. She enjoys getting to know all the sanchez Families.