Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of photographing the Education Matters Business Leadership Forum for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Senator Mike Johnston gave a compelling presentation on the state of our education system today. Senator Johnston was recently named to Time Magazine’s “40 Under 40” and Forbes Magazine’s list of the “7 Most Influential Educators.” Hearing some of the cold hard facts concerning our education system in Colorado was a little concerning.

Boulder Chamber of Commerce- Education Matters Event

Boulder Chamber of Commerce - Senator Mike Jonston

Senator Mike Johnston

Senator Johnston was introduced by fellow education crusader Senator Rollie Heath. Senator Heath has been a long time inspiration to Senator Johnston. As Senator Johnston said in his presentation, “When I grow up I want to be like Rollie.”

Boulder Chamber of Commerce Education Matters - Senator Rollie Heath

Senator Rollie Heath

Boulder Chamber of Commerce - Education Matters - Senator Rollie Heath & Senator Mike Johnston