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Our Team

  • Executive Director

    Stephanie Baer is a visionary nonprofit leader who strongly believes that education is a game-changer, not only for individuals but for communities. Raised as a proud 'cheesehead', Stephanie has made Colorado her home for almost 20 years after completing her graduate degree in Nonprofit Management. Making her impact on Colorado children, Stephanie is the former director of Children’s Outreach Project. Named as Women to Watch by the Denver Business Journal, Stephanie was a founding board member of the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County and has served on countless boards and committees all for the betterment of children and youth. In addition to her work on behalf of children and families, Stephanie tries to spend as much time as she can hiking, breathing on her yoga mat, and watching her own children grow up. Stephanie can be reached at

  • Program Director

    Itzel is a Westy alumna and former ACSF scholar. As a first-generation student, Itzel appreciates the importance of equitable opportunities. She was able to experience the positive impact the foundation has to offer. She is a firm believer of “para la comunidad y por la comunidad” (for the community and because of the community). She is thrilled to be back serving the community where she grew up. Itzel obtained her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Ethnic Studies and a Peace, Conflict, and Security Studies certificate from CU-Boulder. Itzel previously worked with Denver Public Schools and the Precollegiate Development Programs at CU Boulder. She enjoys traveling and trying local restaurants around the city.

    Itzel can be reached at

  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Sebastian Rodriguez

    WPSF Program Intern

    "I am a current student at MSU Denver and am majoring in Computer Science in hopes of designing technologies that might help society move forward. I really believe in self-improvement and a healthy/productive lifestyle. I enjoy playing volleyball, reading non-fiction books, and programming. The Westminster Public Schools Foundation has helped me develop as an individual, while also making my college journey much more manageable. I am excited to start helping students with their goals and making them understand their true potential and impact on our world."

  • Herlinda Cabral
    Herlinda Cabral

    WPSF Program Intern

    I am a 2nd-year student at Metropolitan State University of Denver and have enjoyed my time here while learning. I am majoring in Business Management with a minor in Digital Marketing. The world is becoming digital and I hope to one day create a business in which I can help others. I have been promoted to Assistant Manager at my current workplace. I believe that growth is very important that is why I am proud of this accomplishment. I am very excited to be working with Westminster Public Schools Foundation as they have helped tremendously with my transition to college. I know what it feels like to feel stuck or confused during the transition and it will be my pleasure to work with other students to plan their future.

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