Principal named for new Anthem school

Updated on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:14pm

Benallo to start work in July 2017

Adams 12 Five Star Schools has selected a principal for the new P-8 school in the Anthem community of Broomfield.

Teresa Benallo, currently a Five Star Schools principal at Leroy Elementary, will begin her work as the school's principal in July. School construction will begin this spring and the school is planned to open in Fall 2018. Benallo has served as principal at Leroy for the past four years and has more than 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher and administrator. She earned her degree in psychology from the University of Colorado - Boulder.

Benallo was chosen after a month-long search process that drew interest from more than 30 applicants. The interview process included input from parents, community members and district staff. 

The new Anthem school is expected to eventually serve more than 900 pre-school through eighth-grade students. The construction of the new school is possible thanks to community support of a $350 million construction bond, which is allowing Five Star Schools to address overcrowding through the construction of new classroom space as well as make critical repairs and safety and security upgrades to existing schools and facilities.