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See who was invited to meet with Bush

Here’s a full list of who will be meeting with former President George W. Bush Thursday at the offices of the non-profit group Get Smart Schools. Apparently the group was limited to under 25 and there was more demand than space. Strange, given Denver’s reputation as a progressive city and Bush’s reputation as not our most progressive president.

The list:

-Pres. George W. Bush

-Superintendent Tom Boasberg

-Mayor Michael Hancock

-Kerri Briggs, Director Ed Reform George W. Bush Institute

-Patrick Hamill, Board Member Get Smart Schools/Founder Oakwood Homes

-Amy Slothower, ED Get Smart Schools

-Mary Faith Hall, Former Fellow, Get Smart Schools, Principal Thomas McLaren Academy

-Rachel Kelley, Director of Alumni Affairs, Teach for America- Denver Region

-Bill Soards, President AT&T Colorado

-James Cryan, Former Fellow, Get Smart Schools, ED Rocky Mountain Prep

-Erin Mack Trapanese, Fellow, Get Smart Schools

-Dedrick Sims, Fellow, Get Smart Schools

-Kelly Brough, CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

-Greg Cameron, Senior Director, Field Services, MCREL

-Doug Elliot, Assistant VP, Grants, Daniels Fund

-Tom Gougeon, President, Gates Family Foundation

-Ted Harms, ED, Anschutz Foundation

-Rebecca Holmes, ED, KIPP Colorado Schools

-Mike Meece, Chief of Staff, Office of President George W. Bush

-Wyatt Smith, Regional Director of Donor Relations, George W. Bush Foundation

-Rob Stein, Senior Advisor for Leadership Development, Get Smart Schools

-Ambassador Marilyn Ware, former Ambassador to Finland, philanthropist

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