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Judy Bauernschmidt

  • Denver-Based Judy Bauernschmidt and LEADING EDGE™
  • Executive Director
  • Colorado eLearning Collaborative


    With nearly 30 years of experience in K-12 public education throughout Colorado, Judy Bauernschmidt provides her insights as the executive director of the Colorado eLearning Collaborative. As an eLearning consultant with the company, Bauernschmidt first guided clients in utilizing their resources to produce quality eLearning options. Since accepting her new leadership role, she has created a non-profit association that unites school districts to develop online and blended learning alternatives. Moreover, Judy Bauernschmidt advises teachers and administrators on using new technology to bolster their institutions. One of Bauernschmidt's new endeavor's is working with the Denver Metro Small Business Development Center. For this organization, her company, eL3, applies the LEADING EDGE™ system of the Plan Forward course. This 11-week program takes people through the first steps in running their own business, from creating an initial business plan to developing a functional business system. Students learn about the multiple facets of starting and running their own businesses through both classroom sessions and online resources. After at least five hours of one-on-one consulting, participants will generate a fully formed business strategy and evaluate the viability of their business model. Log onto to find out how to apply for this opportunity.

    Professional experience

    Executive Director

    Colorado eLearning Collaborative

    July 2013 - Present

    Chief Authorizing Officer

    Colorado Charter School Institute

    May 2012 - April 2013(a year)

    Director of Student Online Learning

    Jeffco Public Schools

    July 2009 - June 2012(3 years)



    University of Phoenix

    January 1998 - January 2000(2 years)