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DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator Receives Hero of the Year Award!

Our DCSD Tobacco-Free Grant Coordinator, Cynthia Redfern, has done an impeccable job of educating our youth, their parents, and the community as a whole using evidence-based strategies to help reduce exposure to second-hand smoke, prevent youth initiation of tobacco/nicotine use, and increasing smoking cessation rates in Douglas County.  

As a result of her tobacco prevention efforts, Tri-County Health Department has selected her as a Public Health Hero of the Year.  An awards ceremony will be held later this month to honor her achievements! 

Congratulations, Cyndi! 

See article: District Coordinator Named "Public Health Hero of the Year"

April 27, 2015 | By gcburnett | Category: Prevention and School Culture

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.