Dr. Tera Helmon is Executive Director of Elementary Education in the Cherry Creek School District. Prior to this position, she was the Executive Director of Excellence and Equity in Cherry Creek, an elementary school principal, a bilingual classroom teacher, and a reading specialist. Dr. Helmon is also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Denver in the Administrative Licensure graduate program. Dr. Helmon has presented both nationally and locally on culturally responsive pedagogy and cultural competence, state standards, professional learning communities, and evaluation of principals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, singing, reading, and traveling.