Vice President, Board of Education
Director District A
Brian Fabrizius joins the board representing District A, which was previously held by Jeff Seaton. Brian graduated from Highland High School's Class of 1997 before attending Colorado State University and has three children, Blake, Tanner, and Harper, who are currently attending Highland Schools. Brian sees serving on the board as an opportunity to give back to his community. Brian works at his family's ranch and reclamation business and coaches middle school football as well as boys and girls basketball. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, spending time engaging in water sports at the lake, and attending 4H and FFA livestock shows.
Chris Van Why
Member, Board of Education
Director District B
Chris Van Why was appointed to the board in December of 2013 to represent District B. Chris fills the position formerly held by John Cordova. The District B director represents the town of Pierce. The Van Why family has strong roots in the Highland district. Chris, like his siblings is a graduate of Highland High School. After graduation, he served our country in the military and currently is employed by Cummins as a field mechanic. Chris and his wife live in Pierce and they have two children who plan to attend Highland Elementary.
President, Board of Education
Director District C
Mr. Scanga joins the board representing District C, which was previously held by Justus Pettit. John has two boys in Highland schools and ran for the board to become more involved in the school system and community. He brings a wealth of professional knowledge and experience, previously serving as a professor at CSU and earning a PH.D in the science field. Serving on the board is an opportunity for him to share these skills with the district, and to help achieve its mission and goals for providing academic excellence to the students of Weld Re-9. "During my term, I hope we are able to make substantial, tangible improvements to our ever improving academic programs, our faculty, staff and facilities."
John is a private pilot and enjoys flying very much. While he likes to do about anything outdoors, farming and hunting are his favorite interests.
Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Education
Director District D
Mary Clawson joins the board representing District D which was previously held by Karl Isakson. Mary has lived in the Highland community for 22 years and all three of her children have graduated from Highland High School. She has been actively involved in the district throughout the years by volunteering in her children’s classes, helping out on various committees in the middle and high schools, and cheering on Highland athletes all over the state of Colorado. Mary’s desire to be on the Board of Education is to be involved with a group of community members who share a common goal of ensuring our children receive a high quality education.
Mary is a Financial Analyst/Cost Accountant with the University of Colorado Health System. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, working on home projects, and most recently learning to be an empty nester.
Member, Board of Education
Director District E