After spending a few years with large accounting firms in the Denver area, Gallagher found herself working in various leadership roles within the Finance Department for Denver Public Schools. In her most current role at DPS as director of Technical Accounting and Treasury, Gallagher managed the district’s annual financial audit, district grants, and accounts receivable, to name a few.
"I'm so honored to return to Durango and work for Durango School District 9-R,” said Gallagher. “My experience working in the private sector and other school districts has prepared me for the ongoing challenges which face public education. I'm very happy to join the team and continue to support the quality education that 9-R provides for current and future generations."
“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Gallagher as Director of Finance for Durango 9-R,” says 9-R Chief Operations Officer, Andy Burns. “This position is extremely important for the financial operations of Durango 9-R, and we’re fortunate to have Samantha join our team. We are confident that her background and experience will inevitably lend itself to our financial management and transparency needs as we continue to manage a complicated school finance funding model, create long-term capital planning needs and identify opportunities for the district to gain additional financial efficiencies. It’s especially heartwarming to see Samantha’s connection to Durango. As a 4th generation Durangoan, a graduation of 9-R schools and of Fort Lewis College, her personal history suggests a strong commitment to the betterment of our local community.”You can learn more about Durango School District 9-R and learn of other job openings by clicking the "Careers" button in the subnavigation bar on the main webpage.