University Schools

University Schools - Pioneers in Education

Discover the Opportunities! Job Opportunities at University Schools. We are currently looking for amazing people to fill 3rd Grade Teacher and Middle School Math Teacher positions. To view the detailed job opening descriptions and to apply, go to: > Job Opportunities > All Open Positions.

University Schools is a tuition free K–12 public charter school located in Greeley School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. The tradition of developing better ways to teach our children is at the heart of University Schools. University Schools has been a leader in education for more than a century.

At University Schools, we believe that children learn best in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. Our students enjoy a student-led, teacher-guided educational experience.

At University Schools, we focus on creating a student-centered learning program. We prepare our students for success beyond school, as they develop personal and academic plans and portfolios and participate in community service projects. We invite you to take a look around our website to see what we have to offer for your child.

A Message From Our Director

I hope you have had a wonderful start to the new year!

Our kindergarten classes will be scheduled as full-time beginning in the fall of 2020. There will be four sections of kindergarten; all full-time with no half-time sections offered. Based on parent and kindergarten teacher feedback, we believe the full-time schedule will be most beneficial to our kindergarten students. We are excited to offer the full-time experience to all of our kindergartners.

The Board of Governors will review the 2020–2021 calendar recommendation at the February 12 board meeting. We will post the calendar as soon as it is approved.

Some of our Mil Levy Override dollars have been used for the following:

  • professional development for improved writing in the Elementary grades.
  • strategies for Professional Learning Communities K–12.

Our lottery process is now online. If you have any updates (phone, address, etc.) to make regarding your student’s application, please do so, as our first round of drawings has begun. If you have questions or difficulties with the online process, please call (970) 506-3901, and we will gladly assist you.

If you are interested in serving on our Board of Governors beginning July 2020, please review the information below. Each term is three years, with an option of serving two terms.

As you may know, I am retiring at the end of this school year. The Board of Governors has contracted with Trina Maull, Director of HR and Talent Services at the Colorado League of Charter Schools to assist with the search for a new Director of Schools. The Board has approved the process, and the screening and interviewing of candidates has begun. The finalists will be posted before the Board conducts final interviews.

I hope you have a wonderful February and don’t forget to check our calendar of events.

Thank you, as always, for the support you give to our school.

Dr. Sherry Gerner

Dr. Sherry Gerner, Director of Schools

Information for Board of Governor's Election

The Board of Governors’ election will be April 21, 2020. Nomination and background check forms may be picked up in the Main office beginning February 14, 2020. All forms must be returned to the Main office or emailed to by March 6, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. 

Three positions will be elected. Two current members are eligible for reelection. The nine Board Members who are not the Faculty/Staff Representative shall be elected by a vote of the majority or plurality of the parents or guardians of students attending University Schools. Only one parent or guardian of the same child may serve on the Board at the same time.

Current Board Members Eligible for Reelection:

  • Frank Jones
  • Tina Whitcomb