Where We Work


The mountains visible from Aurora, Colorado are often seen as symbols of great possibility, but the college enrollment rate for the district tells a different story – less than 25 percent of high school graduates enroll in a four-year college. We believe this can – and must – change, drastically.

Aurora is College Track’s fifth site, and serves over 200 students from Rangeview High school today. Over the next three years, the site will serve nearly 300 students annually. With the right support, we know that Aurora’s students can reach any academic height and see their dreams become a reality. We’re proud to partner with the Aurora community in this work.

Key Stats

  • Year Started2011
  • Size of Initial Cohort54
  • Cumulative Number of Students Served221
  • College Enrollment84
  • High School Enrollment137
  • % of Students Accepted to 4-Year College95%

College Track Aurora Team

  • Vanecia KerrRegional Executive Director, Colorado

  • Shay-La RomneyRegional Partnerships Director, Colorado

  • Lea DevereauxDevelopment Director, Colorado

  • Ethan KirkwoodIndividual Giving Manager, Colorado

  • Fernando BranchSite Director

  • Adriana CruzOperations Manager

  • Stephanie TranInterim Academic Affairs Director

  • Scarlett McFarlandInterim College Completion Director

  • Tana TymesenCollege Completion Manager

  • Yessenia TostadoCollege Completion Advisor

  • Anna ValianteCollege Completion Advisor

  • Elom AmouzouStudent Life Director

Local Advisory Board

  • Barbara GroganFounder and CEO, Western Industrial Contractors (Board Chair)

  • Alires AlmonOrchestrator of Engagement, 100 Year Starship

  • Kim DeLashmitPrincipal, Orange Marketing

  • Curtis EsquibelAssociate Director, Latino Leadership Institute

  • Kim FrischDean of Admissions, Regis University

  • Adeeb KahnDirector of Corporate Social Responsibility, TIAA

  • Teresa KostenbauerSenior Manager, University Relations and Recruitment, Arrow Electronics

  • Ivan LondonAttorney, Bryan Cave LLP

  • Sarai MartinezSr. Landman, Anardarko Petroleum Corporation

  • Abel MedranoBroker Associate, High Rock Real Estate

  • Karen McNeil-MillerPresident & CEO,The Colorado Health Foundation

  • Tameeka SmithPresident & COO at Smile Health Dental Plans

  • Adam SilverVice President, Denver Test Prep

  • Shannon SolomonAssistant Director-Operations, Aurora Public Schools (Parent Liaison)

  • Becky Takeda-TinkerPresident, Colorado University Global Campus

  • Vanessa Aponte WilliamsHuman Spaceflight Exploration Lead of Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin Space

  • Joan WinsteinOwner, IP, Licensing and Publishing Agency

15559 E Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80013
Phone (720) 748-7736