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News Release October 17th, 2019
News from Sheridan School District No. 2


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News Release


Oct. 17, 2019


Sheridan School District Mourns the Passing of Ron Carter


Sheridan School District mourns the passing of Ron Carter, who served on the Sheridan Board of Education for 16 years, beginning in 2001.  As president of the board, Carter led the successful mill levy campaign that resulted in the construction of Fort Logan Northgate School and supported districtwide improvements to remove the district from the state’s accreditation watch.


Carter also served on the Sheridan fire department for 36 years, including as chief.


“It was an honor and a pleasure to serve on the School Board with Ron, and I learned a great deal from him.  He was a dear friend, a quiet leader, and a dedicated public servant who never sought personal credit,” said current board president Bernadette Saleh, whose service overlapped with Carter’s. “He loved the children of Sheridan and enjoyed watching them learn—and flourish.  Whenever we toured schools or had students in our meetings, Ron had a smile on his face.  He viewed every discussion and decision we made regarding  school and district policy through the lens of what was best for kids.  The Sheridan school district would not look the same today had he not been here, giving of himself so selflessly.  Ron’s passing is a loss to the community and he will be sadly missed.”


Added Superintendent Pat Sandos:  “Ron Carter was a great leader for education and a terrific role model of board stewardship and community involvement. As a volunteer, he gave years and years of his time to Sheridan students and always did so with an open heart and an open mind. He was a model of civility and his legacy of even-handed leadership will shine for years and years to come.”


Born on Aug. 11, 1955, Ron Carter was the eldest son of Bill and Dorothy Carter. Ron grew up in Sheridan and attended Sheridan schools, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1974. Ron Carter started volunteering with the Sheridan Fire Department in 1973 and joined the paid staff in 1981, beginning a 36-year career with the department. 


Ron passed away on October 14, 2019. He is survived by his wife Mary, father Bill, sisters Leslie Smith and Brenda Carter, and brother Tom, several children, step-children, and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy in 1999. Memorial arrangements are pending.


About Sheridan School District 2

Located southwest of Denver, Sheridan School District 2 seeks high-level post-secondary options for all students through continuous improvement of quality instruction. More: www.ssd2.org

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