San Luis Valley BOCES

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Culture of Excellence BOCES is an acronym for Board of Cooperative Educational Services. It is pronounced "BO-Sees." BOCES were established in 1965 under the Boards of Cooperative Services Act and on May 23, 1966, the school board presidents of the fourteen school districts in the San Luis Valley met and established the first BOCES in Colorado.

Today there are 20 BOCES in the state. BOCES exist to provide educational services to two or more school districts that alone cannot afford the service, or find it advantageous and cost-effective to cooperate with other districts.

Operating as usual

12/15/2021

The SLV BOCES will be closed for Winter Break from December 17, 2021 through January 3, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 4, 2020. Happy Holidays!

BOCES training on December 10 and the annual Christmas party.
12/12/2021

BOCES training on December 10 and the annual Christmas party.

During a training by the Early Childhood Special Education team, BOCES staff were encouraged to get up and experience so...
12/12/2021

During a training by the Early Childhood Special Education team, BOCES staff were encouraged to get up and experience some music and movement in the form of "freeze dance". This activity demonstrates the effectiveness of movement and addresses skills including gross motor coordination, executive function, following directions, etc.

Another amazing group of BOCES employees became certified in CPR and First Aid on December 3, 2021.
12/04/2021

Another amazing group of BOCES employees became certified in CPR and First Aid on December 3, 2021.

The SLV BOCES Speech/Language Pathologists attended a national conference in Washington, DC last week. (L-R Jewanah Tala...
11/20/2021

The SLV BOCES Speech/Language Pathologists attended a national conference in Washington, DC last week. (L-R Jewanah Talam, Nastasha Carizal, Amy Graham and Kristy Patigdas)

The SLV BOCES Speech/Language Pathologists attended a national conference in Washington, DC last week. (L-R Jewanah Talam, Nastasha Carizal, Amy Graham and Kristy Patigdas)

The SLV BOCES held it's monthly Friday work day on November 12. Michelle Sisneros held a paraprofessional training in th...
11/17/2021

The SLV BOCES held it's monthly Friday work day on November 12. Michelle Sisneros held a paraprofessional training in the afternoon and 36 paras attended. Great work, everyone!

San Luis Valley BOCES would like to thank our partners, Colorado Army National Guard and Colorado Workforce Center, for ...
11/17/2021

San Luis Valley BOCES would like to thank our partners, Colorado Army National Guard and Colorado Workforce Center, for helping us put on another successful career fair. We would like to thank all who attended and helped some of our Valley high school students explore some of the great careers the San Luis Valley has to offer.

September & October Star Employees!The BOCES is excited to announce their latest STAR Employees - John Finehout, Sarah G...
10/28/2021

September & October Star Employees!
The BOCES is excited to announce their latest STAR Employees - John Finehout, Sarah Gears, Amiel Ariota and Stevie Schuster. Thank you for using your remarkable talents and skills to fuel our mutual efforts! You go above and beyond and are greatly appreciated!

Happy Halloween from the SLV BOCES Admin Team!L-R Stacey Holland, Special Ed. Director; Adeline Duarte-Lee, Medicaid Coo...
10/28/2021

Happy Halloween from the SLV BOCES Admin Team!

L-R Stacey Holland, Special Ed. Director; Adeline Duarte-Lee, Medicaid Coordinator/Admin Ass't; Stacey Turner, Business Manager; Jacque Phillips, Executive Director; Cindy Squires, HR/Payroll

Happy Halloween from the SLV BOCES Admin Team!

L-R Stacey Holland, Special Ed. Director; Adeline Duarte-Lee, Medicaid Coordinator/Admin Ass't; Stacey Turner, Business Manager; Jacque Phillips, Executive Director; Cindy Squires, HR/Payroll

10/13/2021
The BOCES held a free CPR and first aid training for employees on October 1. Certified trainers from the American Heart ...
10/13/2021

The BOCES held a free CPR and first aid training for employees on October 1. Certified trainers from the American Heart Association conducted the training and 15 employees became certified.

Congratulations  to Stacey Holland and Adeline Duarte-Lee! They are the SLV BOCES Summer Employees of the Month. Stacey ...
09/29/2021

Congratulations to Stacey Holland and Adeline Duarte-Lee! They are the SLV BOCES Summer Employees of the Month. Stacey is the BOCES Special Education Director and Adeline in the Medicaid Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! You are appreciated!

The SLV BOCES congratulates Sarah Gears and Amy Raya, May 2021 Employees of the Month. Sarah is one of our School Psycho...
09/29/2021

The SLV BOCES congratulates Sarah Gears and Amy Raya, May 2021 Employees of the Month. Sarah is one of our School Psychologists and Amy Raya is the SWAP Coordinator. Thank you both for all you do for students and families!

Please join us in welcoming Amiel and Jenelle to the San Luis Valley! They are SLV BOCES extended services teachers and ...
09/27/2021

Please join us in welcoming Amiel and Jenelle to the San Luis Valley! They are SLV BOCES extended services teachers and will be working in Monte Vista and Alamosa. Welcome aboard! We're excited you're here!

(Left to right - Kristy Patigdas, SLP; Amiel Ariota, ES Teacher; Jacque Phillips, Executive Director; and Jenelle Balboa, ES Teacher)

Please join us in welcoming Amiel and Jenelle to the San Luis Valley! They are SLV BOCES extended services teachers and will be working in Monte Vista and Alamosa. Welcome aboard! We're excited you're here!

(Left to right - Kristy Patigdas, SLP; Amiel Ariota, ES Teacher; Jacque Phillips, Executive Director; and Jenelle Balboa, ES Teacher)

SLV BOCES Board President Recognized On July 12 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference in Colorado S...
08/25/2021

SLV BOCES Board President Recognized

On July 12 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference in Colorado Springs, Ms. Tina Freel, San Luis Valley BOCES Board President and Moffat School Board President was presented with the All State Board Award. In addition, Ms. Freel also serves as the CASB Region 9 Director. This statewide award is designed to recognize school district/BOCES Board Members for their dedicated service to both their board and their respective BOCES.
Ms. Freel has served on the San Luis Valley BOCES board since September 2011 where her attendance at bi-monthly board meetings is outstanding. As the current SLV BOCES Board President she does a great job of leading the meetings, and keeping other directoors on track. She engages other board directors in productive discussions where she is both respectful and knowledgeable. Ms. Freel’s comments are always well thought out and clearly articulated. In addition, she handles her responsibility as board president with confidence.
Ms. Freel grew up in the small town of Moffat where her grandchildren are now attending school. She is passionate about making sure that small rural school districts are heard at the legislative level. She believes that each child in the state of Colorado is deserving of a great education whether they are in a class of 1 or 1,000.
Congratulations to Ms. Freel for this well-deserved recognition.

SLV BOCES Board President Recognized

On July 12 at the annual Colorado BOCES Association summer conference in Colorado Springs, Ms. Tina Freel, San Luis Valley BOCES Board President and Moffat School Board President was presented with the All State Board Award. In addition, Ms. Freel also serves as the CASB Region 9 Director. This statewide award is designed to recognize school district/BOCES Board Members for their dedicated service to both their board and their respective BOCES.
Ms. Freel has served on the San Luis Valley BOCES board since September 2011 where her attendance at bi-monthly board meetings is outstanding. As the current SLV BOCES Board President she does a great job of leading the meetings, and keeping other directoors on track. She engages other board directors in productive discussions where she is both respectful and knowledgeable. Ms. Freel’s comments are always well thought out and clearly articulated. In addition, she handles her responsibility as board president with confidence.
Ms. Freel grew up in the small town of Moffat where her grandchildren are now attending school. She is passionate about making sure that small rural school districts are heard at the legislative level. She believes that each child in the state of Colorado is deserving of a great education whether they are in a class of 1 or 1,000.
Congratulations to Ms. Freel for this well-deserved recognition.

08/24/2021
08/18/2021
Thank you to everyone who attended the week-long Lindamood-Bell training! A special shout out to Melissa Busolo for orga...
07/28/2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the week-long Lindamood-Bell training! A special shout out to Melissa Busolo for organizing the training!!

Congratulations to the BOCES April Star Employees, Beth McDonald and Rae Jean Maestas!! Beth is a Physical Therapist and...
05/04/2021

Congratulations to the BOCES April Star Employees, Beth McDonald and Rae Jean Maestas!! Beth is a Physical Therapist and Rae Jean is a School Psychologist. They work extremely hard for the students of the San Luis Valley and the BOCES is fortunate to have them as part of our team. Thank you, ladies for all you do!!

04/29/2021
The San Luis Valley BOCES is proud to announce that Nastasha Carizal is the 2020-2021 SLV Educator of the Year! Nastasha...
04/22/2021

The San Luis Valley BOCES is proud to announce that Nastasha Carizal is the 2020-2021 SLV Educator of the Year! Nastasha was honored at the 35th Annual SLV Educator of the Year Recognition Dinner at Mountain Valley School District on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. She is a Speech Language Pathologist for the San Luis Valley BOCES. Congratulations, Nastasha! We are so proud of you and honored to have you represent the San Luis Valley!

(Pictured left to right - Tina Goar, SLV BOCES Executive Director; Nastasha Carizal; Stacey Holland, SLV BOCES Special Education Director)

The San Luis Valley BOCES is proud to announce that Nastasha Carizal is the 2020-2021 SLV Educator of the Year! Nastasha was honored at the 35th Annual SLV Educator of the Year Recognition Dinner at Mountain Valley School District on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. She is a Speech Language Pathologist for the San Luis Valley BOCES. Congratulations, Nastasha! We are so proud of you and honored to have you represent the San Luis Valley!

(Pictured left to right - Tina Goar, SLV BOCES Executive Director; Nastasha Carizal; Stacey Holland, SLV BOCES Special Education Director)

The SLV BOCES would like to congratulate the March Star Employees, Barbara Marquez and Reynalyn Galas. Barbara is an Ear...
04/01/2021

The SLV BOCES would like to congratulate the March Star Employees, Barbara Marquez and Reynalyn Galas. Barbara is an Early Childhood Teacher and Reynalyn is an Extended Services Teacher at the Alamosa Elementary 3-5 building. Thank you both for your commitment to the students of the San Luis Valley. Your dedication and professionalism does not go unnoticed!!

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES February Employees of the Month, Stacey Holland and Adeline Duarte-Lee! This is Stacey'...
04/01/2021

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES February Employees of the Month, Stacey Holland and Adeline Duarte-Lee! This is Stacey's first year as Special Education Director after working as a Special Education Teacher for many years. Adeline Duarte-Lee is the BOCES Medicaid Coordinator/Administrative Assistant and this is her first year with the BOCES. Their talents, hard work and dedication to students is much appreciated!

04/01/2021

The San Luis Valley BOCES main office will be closed Monday, April 5, 2021 in observance of Easter.

The BOCES would like to congratulate the January Star Employees, Erline Wright and Kay Risdahl! Erline is a paraprofessi...
02/03/2021

The BOCES would like to congratulate the January Star Employees, Erline Wright and Kay Risdahl! Erline is a paraprofessional at Bill Metz Elementary in Monte Vista and Kay is our Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. Thank you, ladies, for everything you do. We appreciate you!!

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES Star Employees for November and December! Dennis Van is the IXL Support Specialist; Kar...
02/03/2021

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES Star Employees for November and December! Dennis Van is the IXL Support Specialist; Karla Pabinquit-Stockley is one of our School Pyschologists; Angela Hintz is the SLV BOCES Audiologist and Michelle Sisneros is an Extended Services Teacher at the Alamosa Elementary K-2. Thank you for all you do for the students of the San Luis Valley! Your hard work does not go unnoticed!!

12/17/2020

The San Luis Valley BOCES will be closed for Christmas break beginning at noon December 17th through January 3, 2021. If you would like to leave a voicemail, all staff extensions are listed on our website at slvboces.org. Thank you. Happy Holidays!

12/03/2020

Paraprofessional Positions Open
DEADLINE: Until filled
The San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is presently accepting applications for paraprofessional positions. Interested applicants need to hold a high school diploma. Send application, letter of interest, resume, and two letters of reference to Stacey Holland, SLV BOCES, 2261 Enterprise Drive, Alamosa, CO, 81101. For an application, visit www.slvboces.org

APPLICATIONS SENT VIA FACEBOOK WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

10/22/2020

The San Luis Valley BOCES will be offering a flu shot clinic Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the main office for it's employees. The shots will be given from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. If interested, please call to schedule an appointment.

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES October Employees of the Month! Tara Marquez is an Early Childhood Teacher and Katy Poo...
10/22/2020

Congratulations to the SLV BOCES October Employees of the Month! Tara Marquez is an Early Childhood Teacher and Katy Pooler is a Paraprofessional in one of the elementary extended services classrooms. Thank you, ladies, for going over and beyond every day to make a difference in the lives of special needs students! You are greatly appreciated!!

September BOCES Employees of the Month: Congratulations to Melissa Busolo and Lucia Gaspar! Melissa is the Regional Lite...
10/15/2020

September BOCES Employees of the Month: Congratulations to Melissa Busolo and Lucia Gaspar! Melissa is the Regional Literacy Coach and Lucia is the SWAP Specialist. The BOCES is very fortunate to have these talented individuals as part of our team and your hard work and professionalism do not go unnoticed. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to the BOCES Summer Employees of the Month, Nita McAuliffe and Rebecca Gomez. Nita is the Executive Dire...
07/23/2020

Congratulations to the BOCES Summer Employees of the Month, Nita McAuliffe and Rebecca Gomez. Nita is the Executive Director/Director or Exceptional Student Services. She will be retiring and leaving the BOCES as of August 31st. We will miss her, but are excited for her and look forward to hearing about her new adventures! Rebecca is a Records Specialist and also does our Accounts Payable. She does a great job and we are lucky to have her! Congratulations ladies!! Thank you for everything you do!!

Congratulations to the BOCES May Employees of the Month, Mary Morin and Jessica Silva! Mary is our Child Find Coordinato...
05/21/2020

Congratulations to the BOCES May Employees of the Month, Mary Morin and Jessica Silva! Mary is our Child Find Coordinator/Education Stability Advocate and Jessica is a Paraprofessional at Alamosa Elementary K-2. We appreciate everything you both do for the students of the San Luis Valley. Your hard work does not go unnoticed!!

Address

2261 Enterprise Dr.
Alamosa, CO
81101

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(719) 589-5851

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