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Meet Joan Anderssen

Candidate for Littleton Public School Board

About Joan


Joan Anderssen, Board Assistant Secretary, was elected to the Board November 2021. She teaches Economics and Finance at Arapahoe Community College, where she has been tenured faculty for the past 30 years. Joan has been teaching online and hybrid courses for more than twenty years, and she is a certified Master Reviewer for an organization dedicated to improving the quality of online learning ( She is also currently the state chair for the Finance and Investment courses for the Colorado Community College System.


Joan has been honored with the Jerome Wartgow Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System, Educator of the Year from the eLearning Consortium of Colorado, and Distinguished Faculty from Arapahoe Community College. She enjoys serving on committees and boards that provide an opportunity to provide her expertise at both a state and national level. At Arapahoe Community College, she has served as Department Chair for the Economics/Finance Department. For the state, she served on the State Faculty Curriculum Committee for ten years. At a federal level, Joan served as the Community College Liaison to the Department of Education to support in developing financial literacy standards for the state of Colorado.


She received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, master’s degree from University of Denver, and graduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Joan worked in commercial banking as an Officer of the Bank for several years before moving into insurance.


Joan has lived in the Littleton Public School district for the past 36 years.  Her two sons attended Carl Sandburg, Newton, and Arapahoe High School. Joan is an avid cyclist, yoga instructor, and gardener. She has had two plots at the Littleton Pea Patch for over 15 years and donates much of what she grows to Meals on Wheels.



  • Jerome Wartgow Teaching with Technology Award from the Colorado Community College System – 2019

  • Distinguished Faculty 2018​

  • eLCC – eLearning Technology Award from eLearning Consortium of Colorado – 2017

  • Colorado Model Content Standards on Financial Literacy Colorado State Board of Education

  • Faculty of the Year 2003

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Keep LPS moving forward!

Here are some ways you can help Joan Anderssen achieve her mission to improve the district by being elected to Littleton Public School Board.

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