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Administrative Team

Juan Botello

Director of Finance and Operations

Mr. Botello is an integral member of the administrative team who directs the business side of the school - finance and campus operations. His unique expertise earned him a national award for extraordinary contributions to Graland and his exceptional integrity, knowledge and motivation. Ask him about his best finish in the Graland Gallop!

Favorite Interaction with Students
I enjoyed being interviewed by the film class about differences between public and private education.

Most Inspiring Graland Program
Unified Neighborhood Games - to see the excitement that our buddies express while participating with our fourth graders at the unified games brings me tears of joy every year.

Favorite Graland Moment
The grand opening of the Corkins Center - seeing the students’ excitement as they toured the new Gates Lab and Learning Commons made all the hard work during construction worthwhile.

Graland Trip I Love
Civil Rights trip - I enjoyed learning about our past side-by-side with our eighth grade students. I learned as much about our history as they did and it caused me to pause and wonder if we have really made much progress in the past 50 years. It was also great to hear from the locals how respectful our students were as we toured each site.

Professional Passion
Mentoring other faculty and staff.

Lifelong Learner
I have the good fortune of being part of a national list-serv dedicated to independent school finance professionals. Each day I hear about the challenges and solutions that other schools face. I use this information to examine what I can do differently to help strengthen Graland.

Why I Work at Graland
Graland is always looking to advance education and I appreciate being part of that neverending effort.

Outside Graland I’m ...
... running, reading or volunteering at nonprofit organizations.

Life Goal
Learn Italian and visit Italy

Fun Fact
I am a Colorado native and have nine brothers and sisters who all live in Colorado.

Favorite Childhood Memory
Playing cards with my grandfather and listening to his stories about my family

Other than Graland, I Support
Education for marginalized communities - I serve on the board of Florence Crittenton Services which empowers teen moms to complete their high school education.

Joined Graland in
2009

Hometown
Johnstown, Colorado

Education
BS in Accounting from University of Northern Colorado
 

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.