Garfield Re-2 School District
Superintendent Dr. Susan Birdsey

Asst. Superintendent Brad Ray


 The Garfield Re-2 School Board named Susan Birdsey as the Superintendent of Schools for the Garfield School District No. Re-2 at the June 8, 2010 school board meeting.

Dr. Birdsey filled the position left vacant when Dave Smucker resigned to become the Superintendent in Prescott, Ariz. She was named Assistant Superintendent in July 2008 and has been with Garfield Re-2 since 2005 when she was named Rifle Middle School principal, a role she fulfilled for three years. Before joining the Garfield Re-2 family, Birdsey served as both a teacher and Asst. Principal in the Creede School District.

Dr. Birdsey has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Arts degree in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Colorado. She recently finished her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Walden University.

Contact Dr. Birdsey at 970-665-7600 or

Dave Lindenberg named Asst. Superintendent

The Garfield School District No. Re-2 is pleased to announce that Dave Lindenberg will become the Assistant Superintendent beginning July 1, 2014.

Mr. Lindenberg has been the principal at Kathryn Senor Elementary for the last nine years. Prior to coming to Garfield Re-2, he was the assistant principal at Glenwood Springs Elementary. 

Lindenberg holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Valparaiso Univeristy, a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received his school principal licensure from Adams State College.  Mr. Lindenberg also has many years of experience as both a school psychologist and counseling in private practice.

Among his primary responsibilities will be overseeing the implementation of Senate Bill 191, the teacher accountability measure passed by the State Legislature in 2010,  along with other State reform measures, principal and administrator mentorship and assisting with the daily operations of the District.

Contact Mr. Lindenberg at 970-665-7600 or