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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 sbaer@westminsterpublicschools.org

  • Program Director

    Christian is an education professional who believes that education has the power to equalize the situations of each individual. Christian made Colorado home after moving to the United States in the winter of 2010 from Lusaka, Zambia in Africa. Christian has devoted his professional career to advocating for individuals towards self-efficacy in education and ultimately in life.

    Christian’s undergraduate degree attainment in Mathematics Education from Colorado State University- Fort Collins, allows him to navigate goal attainment with a quantifiable lens and brings a vast experience of working with youth to the foundation. As a Daniels Fund scholar, Christian believes in the power of leadership, community, and service and has previously sat on advisory boards and leadership teams. Christian enjoys all things sports, especially playing and coaching soccer and volleyball. Christian also enjoys spending his free time with his daughter and son who are a constant reminder to question everything and seek learning opportunities constantly. Christian can be reached at ckalenga@westminsterpublicschools.org

  • WPSF Intern

    I am a student (and a WPSF Scholarship recipient) at UCD majoring in Political Science. I’m hoping to be an educator in the future. Currently, I work as an IT specialist in the Army Reserves and as a Host at the universal. I enjoy reading, camping, weightlifting, and watching horror movies. I wanted to intern at the WPS Foundation to be able to help students. The Foundation was a big help to me when I was a student at Westminster Public Schools. The students here are really great to work with and are full of so much potential. Helping students find ways to make their goals attainable makes my day.

  • WPSF Intern

    I am a student at UCCS working towards a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I received the WPSF scholarship in the 2020 and am currently on work-study at the UCCS financial aid office. One of the interests I had in the WPSF internship was the potential to help other students applying for the scholarship like I did just a year ago. The foundation has been a constant support so far in my college journey and I see this as my way to start giving back.

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