Meet the Board

  • Westminster Public Schools belief that Education is Personal is reflected by the fact that every member of the Board of Education grew up in the community and received their high school diploma from one of our schools. That is a rarity. Read below to learn more about the members that work so hard on behalf of all of our students and staff.  

    Larry Dean Valente | Board President

    Dino Valente
    Larry Dean Valente was first elected to the Board of Education in November 2011 and reelected in November 2015.

    Valente and his family have been long time contributors to the community, active in both business and politics. Valente's mother Elaine served as an Adams County Commissioner. He is a Westminster High School graduate from the class of 1988, and attended the University of Denver where he earned a degree in International Studies and then attained a license to practice law.
     

    Elected Term: November 2015 to November 2019

    Joe Davidek | Board Vice President


    Joe Davidek was elected to the Board of Education in 2013. Joe Davidek

    Davidek attended schools in the district his entire life, and graduated from Westminster High School in 1976. He has two children who also attended school in Westminster Public Schools, and both graduated from Westminster High School. 
                            
     
    Elected Term: November 2013 to November 2017

    Max Math | Board Director


    Max Math was elected to the Board of Education in 2015.Max Math

    Math’s father and mother-in-law attended Union High in 1946. He and his wife, Christy, are 1979 graduates of Westminster High School (WHS). He attended Westminster Elementary and she attended Harris Park Elementary. All of their children attended Tennyson Knolls Elementary, Hodgkins Junior High School and WHS.
     
    Math attended the University of Colorado and the University of Phoenix, and received his degree in Business.  He then received his master’s in Public Administration from University of Southern California.
     

    Elected Term: November 2015 to November 2019
    Contact: mmath@westminsterpublicschools.org
     

    Ryan McCoy | Board Secretary


    Ryan McCoy was elected to the Board of Education in 2013.Ryan McCoy

    McCoy has deep roots in the Westminster community, having graduated from Westminster High School in 2000. His father also graduated from Ranum High School.
     
    McCoy also has a daughter currently in Westminster Public Schools, and a son who will attend WPS schools when he is older.

    Elected Term: November 2013 to November 2017
     

    Ken Ciancio | Board Treasurer


    Ken Ciancio Ken Ciancio was appointed to the Board in April 2014, then elected in November of 2015. 


    Ciancio is a life-long resident in the district, and graduated from Ranum High School in 1982. He attended Regis University where he earned degrees in Political Science and History.
     
    Ciancio has an extensive family who have all attended Westminster Public Schools, and his father Don Ciancio served on the Board in the 1980s and 90s.
     

    Elected Term: November 2015 to November 2019
     
Last Modified on October 10, 2017