As a wife, mother of four school-aged kids, former elementary school teacher, and active volunteer in the school and community, Molly Lamar has the experience needed to serve on the Colorado State Board of Education for Congressional District 6. Molly wants to bring back the joy to our classrooms and reestablish the partnership between parents, students, and teachers. She knows and understands the importance of literacy and that we must fight to improve the dismal performance scores of our schools.
Born and raised in Colorado, Molly is a 4th generation Coloradan. She is a K-12 graduate of Cherry Creek Schools and she pursued her bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Colorado. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Molly later obtained her professional teacher’s license through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES).
Molly is very active in the community. She is a licensed substitute, she serves as Vice President of her neighborhood’s HOA, she is Vice President of the Cherry Creek Bruins Touchdown Club, she serves as co-chair on the Cherry Creek High School Accountability Committee and she is a member of the District’s Unified Improvement Plan subcommittee. For two years, Molly stepped up to be the crossing guard for a nearby elementary school when they didn’t have someone to do it. When she is not helping at school or in the community, Molly enjoys running, reading, spending time with her family and playing the piano.
Molly’s experience in teaching, as well as advocating for students and parents provides her unique insight as to how we can get our Colorado kids back on track. Molly believes that a zip code should not determine the quality of one’s education and while she supports public education, she also knows that parents know best for their children and that education is not one size fits all. School choice is imperative to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to achieve his or her dreams.