A lifetime in Colorado Springs School District 11
Joseph Shelton is a long time friend and supporter of Colorado Springs School District 11, having grown up in the D11 Education System .
Joseph was born on September 10, 1996 in Colorado Springs, CO. Joseph's Father was in the U.S. Army causing Joseph to travel the world, until he came to settle in Colorado Springs in September 2001.
Joseph lived his education life in School District 11, attending James Madison Elementary School from grades 1-5, Irving Middle School for 6th Grade, North Middle School for 7-8, and William J. Palmer High School for 9-12, graduating in May 2015.
Joseph attended Irving Middle School during the school shut down and was a part of the many students wanting to keep the school open for future generations to attend. Although unsuccessful, Joseph attended Board meetings, protests after school hours, silent protests, meetings with the Superintendent and many other events.
Joseph has volunteered numerous of times for School District 11, attending Board Meetings, assisting North Middle School with Holiday Baskets, as well during his Junior year, he was apart of Superintendent
Dr. Nick Gledich's Student Sounding Board as a selected representative of William J. Palmer High School. Selection was made by Palmer principal Mrs. Lara Disney.
Joseph has a lifetime of Community Activities in Colorado Springs. Joseph currently sits on multiple Boards and Committees for events and organizations across Colorado.
Joseph ran for the District 11 Board of Education in 2019 receiving 10,237 votes. Since that election, Joseph has taken further roles in District 11 sitting on 3 committees. These 3 committees have really helped Joseph to grow his perspective of District 11 and see how he can support the District further into the future.