Boulder Valley School District

Meet Our Leadership Team

The Superintendent's Leadership Team, otherwise known as Cabinet, meets weekly to advise Dr. Rob Anderson. In addition to district leadership, the Boulder Valley Education Association President and a BVSD principal serve on Cabinet.

Randy Barber

Randy Barber
Chief Communications Officer

As the Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Barber oversees the operation of the BVSD Communications Division. He serves as district spokesperson and as the main point of contact for media relations, crisis and other district-wide communications.

Randy brings his passion for storytelling and calm under pressure, developed during his 13 years at 9NEWS. While at the station, he played multiple roles from producing newscasts to organizing the 9Cares Colorado Shares food drives. In 2008, he and his colleagues won an Emmy for YourShow, a groundbreaking interactive interview show, featuring nationally renowned guests.

Before coming to Boulder Valley, he served six years at Douglas County School District, where he was a Public Information Officer, Internal Communications Officer and eventually Chief Communications Officer. Among other accomplishments, he helped to rebrand the district, launch new websites and other digital tools, as well as creating a culture of video storytelling.

Randy is a proud Colorado native and a product of our state's great public education institutions, including Rangeview High School in Aurora and the University of Colorado, Boulder.


Patty Delgado

Patty Delgado
BVEA President

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ms. Delgado came to the United States at the age of 13. While living in in Miami, Florida, she received her Bachelor's Degree from St. Thomas University. She eventually came to Boulder, where she earned her Master's Degree from CU Boulder. During her 28 year career she has served as a bilingual teacher, teaching grades PK-12. Delgado has been in the Boulder Valley School District since 2010, working at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer and at Centaurus High School before becoming the president of the Boulder Valley Education Association, a three-year term.

Nativity Miller

Executive Director, East

Robbyn Fernandez

Robbyn Fernandez
Area Superintendent, East

As Assistant Superintendent of School Leadership, Ms. Fernandez is responsible for the supervision and leadership of the district's elementary schools and principals. She also supervises and provides leadership to the Director of Early Childhood Education.

Robbyn brings a wealth of diverse professional experience to this position as well as a passion for supporting all students in BVSD to reach their greatest potential. She taught English as a Second Language and Spanish for many years at the K-12 and university levels. Prior to taking on the role of Assistant Superintendent, Robbyn held a variety of leadership positions in BVSD including serving as the Executive Director for Elementary School Leadership, and a middle school and PK-8 principal and assistant principal. She earned a B.A, in History and Spanish at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, a M.A.T. in ESL and Spanish at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, and an Ed.S. degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Robbyn is also a proud graduate of BVSD.

Mike Gradoz

Mike Gradoz
Assistant Superintendent

As Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Mr. Gradoz is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the Human Resources Department, including recruiting, hiring, and supporting district employees. He oversees the Benefits, Risk Management, Human Resources Information Services, Labor Relations, Professional Learning, Educator Effectiveness, and Educational Support Services departments. He provides support to all district employee groups including negotiation teams as well as ensuring the implementation of district personnel policies and procedures.

Mike has more than 36 years of experience in education in Colorado and has held multiple roles at school districts including teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal.

Prior to joining the Boulder Valley School District in 2017, Mike was the Senior Director of Professional Learning for the Colorado Education Initiative, which he joined in 2013. In that capacity, he worked closely with multiple school districts in Colorado developing and promoting innovation.

From 2011- 2013, he was the Director of Field Services for the Colorado Department of Education, working closely with 168 school districts in training and implementing the state evaluation system known as SB10-191. Mike also served as the Director of Human Resources for the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Education: M.A., Colorado State University in Educational Leadership; B.A.,University of Northern Colorado with major in Social Science teaching

Samantha Messier

Samantha Messier
Area Superintendent, Northwest

As Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Equity, Dr. Messier provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and management of the district’s instructional programs and equity leadership K-12, including Advanced Academic Services, Curriculum and Instruction, English Language Development, Federal Programs and Student Success, and Response to Intervention. Sam collaborates with district leadership to complete development of the District’s Unified Improvement Plan and Consolidated Grant Application. She also leads the district task force for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support.

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore
Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Moore is responsible for both traditional Instructional Technology services (Service Desk, IT Operations, IT Applications, and IT Project Management) and Educational Technology in the classroom. He develops and delivers the IT strategic direction for BVSD. The Instructional Technology organization provides services for all district departments, employees and students, including-student information services, email, calendar, fiber network and website services. The Educational Technology team provides leadership and professional development to teachers and staff on using technology effectively in the classroom and workplace.

Prior to coming to the Boulder Valley School District, Andrew worked 26 years in the private sector, most recently at Oracle. Throughout his career, Andrew has served in significant leadership roles in the technology industry. His government experience was developed during three terms as Mayor of the Town of Erie, Colorado until he was term limited in 2010. In 2010, Andrew was appointed as Chief Information Officer in the Boulder Valley School District. Mr. Moore has been instrumental in bringing instructional technology resources to staff, students and families.

Education: Rocky Mountain Executive Leadership Program, University of Colorado-Denver; Leeds School of Business Executive Education – 50 for Colorado, University of Colorado-Boulder; B.S., California State University, East Bay.

Rob Price

Rob Price
Assistant Superintendent, Operations

As Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Mr. Price is responsible for setting direction and providing oversight for the operational services that support the educational mission of the school district by providing clean, safe, secure and comfortable facilities as well as reliable transportation every day. In this role, he ensures fiscally responsible management of facilities and supervises capital improvement planning and construction efforts. He furthers the district’s sustainability goals by leading efforts in energy management, green building, and alternative transportation.

Prior to coming to Boulder Valley School District, Rob worked 15 years in the construction industry with a focus on K-12 facilities. In 2015, he was hired as the Executive Director of Bond Planning to provide leadership for the implementation of the projects described in the 2014 Bond Program. He was appointed to his current position, Assistant Superintendent of Operational Services, in 2017.

Education: B.S., Kansas State University

Ginger Ramsey

Ginger Ramsey

As a high school principal, Ms. Ramsey works collaboratively with staff, students, parents and community members to support student learning and experiences through their high school careers. In addition, Ginger serves as a member of Principals’ Advisory Committee (PAC), working with district leaders and school administrators to ensure that all voices are heard in district-wide decisions and processes. She serves as the PAC representative on Superintendent's Cabinet.

Prior to coming to the Boulder Valley School District, Ginger was a math teacher in two different districts in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Beginning in 1981, Ginger's experiences in BVSD have included teaching math and serving as assistant principal at two high schools. She became principal at Broomfield High School in 2000.

Education: Type D/Post Masters’ Work, University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A., Arizona State University; B.A., Arizona State University

Kathleen Sullivan

Legal Counsel

Kathleen Sullivan is Legal Counsel for the Boulder Valley School District. Prior to joining BVSD, Kathleen spent a decade with the Colorado Association of School Boards, working as general counsel and providing legal representation to CASB’s Legal Services Program clients, with a particular interest in special education and anti-discrimination matters. She also consulted with and provided training for school board members and administrators on a wide-range of education law issues, including civil rights, student rights and responsibilities, school personnel issues, and school board policy.

Before relocating to Colorado in 2007, Ms. Sullivan worked for ten years training and advising public education agencies in compliance with federal and state special education and anti-discrimination laws. She was an attorney with the Weatherly Law Firm concentrating in litigation in the areas of special education and school law and then served as the Senior Advisor for Special Student Services and Litigation for a large urban school district in Georgia.

Before entering into the practice of law, Ms. Sullivan served as an administrative law judge in Pennsylvania, a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools, and an interim charter school principal in Philadelphia. She received her B.S in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Bill Sutter

Bill Sutter
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Sutter is responsible for leading, supervising, and administering the departments of Accounting Services, Budget Services, Procurement, Materials Management (Warehouse), and the District Print Shop. His duties include supervising all aspects of financial administration, including District budget development, financial planning, monitoring, control and reporting, as well as the development and review of District fiscal policies, as well as management and oversight of procurement policy and compliance.

As a career public education administrator, Bill has served in multiple roles within the Boulder Valley School District’s business operations beginning in 1994, including his current role as Chief Financial Officer. In support of Colorado public education, Bill currently serves on the board of directors for the Colorado School Finance Project, the Colorado Association of School Business Officials and the Association of School Business Officials, International. Bill is also a Past-President of the District Business Officials for the Colorado Association of School Executives and Past-President of the Colorado Association of School Business Officials.

Education: M.B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; B.S., University of New Hampshire