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Physical education teacher retiring

Kevin Dout has been a physical education teacher at Prospect Valley Elementary in Wheat Ridge for 37 years and is retiring at the end of this school year.

He has spent his career educating children to value exercise, but has gone above and beyond that by assisting with intramural, track meets, field day, and chess club.

Prospect Valley students and parents, current and alumni, are invited to send an email or card to describe positive experiences and fond memories of Dout’s classroom.

An emphasis is to be placed on any healthy habits that students continue to use today.

The messages will be complied into a scrapbook retirement gift.

Photos can also be submitted, though they cannot be returned. The deadline to have your items included in his book is April 20.

Memories can be emailed to lchriste@jeffco.k12.co.us, or by mail to: Prospect Valley Elementary, c/o Lynn Christensen, 3400 Pierson St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

School board candidacy

Dr. Alonzo Rodriguez has announced his candidacy for the Jeffco School Board representing District 5, covering south Jefferson County.

According to his resume, Rodriguez is a native Coloradan, retired Army veteran and longtime Jeffco resident, has over 35 years of experience in public education both, as a teacher and higher education administrator.

He has been an active participant in education at the national, state and local levels including having served on numerous committees in Jeffco schools.

His wife Virginia is an administrator at Arapahoe Community College, and their son, Marcos, a junior at Columbine High School.

He has four grown children, Rodney Rodriguez, Lisa Massey, Desiree Lopez and Danielle Webb, and 13 grandchildren who attend Jeffco schools.

The Board of Education election will take place during the General Election in November.

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