Sirko steps into statewide role
Aspen Schools Superintendent Diana Sirko left the Aspen School District last month to become a deputy commissioner with the state department of education in Denver.
She is tasked with developing and implementing a new statewide testing program to replace the Colorado Student Assessment System. The new system, one of the most aggressive accountability experiments in the nation, will link teacher evaluations to how well their students perform on the new annual tests.
Her husband, Mike Sirko, is staying on as Aspen’s football coach this fall.