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Board of Directors

2019-2020 Academy Board Meetings - 7:00 pm
 
August 26, 2019
September 30, 2019
October 28, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019
January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 30, 2020
April 27, 2020
May 18, 2020
June 1, 2020

Board Communication Plan


 


 
Meetings of the Board of Directors


Board meetings are typically held in the Summit at Main Campus on the last Monday of the month the school is in session.  All meetings are open to the public, and your attendance is welcome.

Meeting agendas are posted 24 hours in advance in the front entryway in the communication board.  For issues involving personnel, contracts, or other sensitive matters, the Board may vote by a two-thirds majority to adjourn to Executive Session during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting agenda.

The Academy Board is governed by a single elected Board of Directors.  The Academy includes Elementary School (Pre-K – 6), Junior High School (7-8), and High School (9-12).

The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors (BOD) is the governance of the school, development of positive community relations, preserving The Academy mission and vision.  The Academy Board is accountable to teachers, parents, students, and the community for maintaining the intent of the Charter.

Implementation of the policies, procedures and daily operations are the responsibility of The Academy’s administration.  The BOD meets once a month to examine operations, establish new policies, review and change existing policies as needed.

Requests, concerns, and information items may be offered by parents, students, and teachers for public discussion during a community comment period at any regular BOD meeting.

For additional information on the board, please contact Lisa Boyer, Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board scribe. 

Board Members


 

Michael Stock - Chair
michael.stock@theacademyk12.org

Michael was raised in the north Denver metro area, graduating from Northglenn High School, and he is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Leeds school of business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Michael has worked in the healthcare technology field for 16+ years with a background in systems consulting, operations management and research and development.  As an associate with Accenture, Michael worked with healthcare based clients to select, implement and operate software systems to run their business.  With the TriZetto Corporation; a healthcare software and services corporation, he held responsibility for the production operations of over 60 applications, run on behalf of over 30 healthcare payer companies, $70M in revenue and $45M in direct expense.  Currently serving as an Associate VP of Application Management Services with TriZetto, Michael is responsible for services product management, service development and R&D.  He is married and the father of two daughters who have attended The Academy, from Kindergarten and from the inaugural year of Pre-K.  Michael has been a member of The Academy Board of Directors since June, 2011.

 

 

Brad Walsh - Vice Chair
brad.walsh@theacademyk12.org

Brad moved to the Denver area 24 years from Philadelphia.  He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting from La Salle University. Throughout his career, he held several progressive leadership roles in both the finance and operational areas.  He is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operational Officer for a technology company that supports the water treatment industry.  He has served on several Board of Directors for various companies in the past.  Brad is married and has two children that both attend The Academy and have since kindergarten.  Brad has been a member of The Academy's Long Term Planning Team since 2015.

 

 

Tamela Miller-Carlson - Member
tamela.carlson@theacademyk12.org

Tamela Miller-Carlson has one child in the secondary at the Academy and her family has been an Academy Wildcats since 2005.  She has served on the Academy Board since May 2012 and is the current chair of the Board.  Ms. Miller-Carlson holds her CPA license in Colorado and worked as an auditor and consultant in public accounting for 13 years.  For the past 13 years Ms. Miller-Carlson has served the American Indian College Fund as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer.  Her operational experience includes developing and managing budgets, analyzing operational effectiveness, implementing organizational restructures, marketing, program management, grant writing, and investment management.  Ms. Miller-Carlson's community involvement includes and has included serving on the Board for Attention Homes, political campaigns, coaching youth soccer and basketball, and volunteering for A Precious Child and Colorado House Rabbit Society.  Ms. Miller-Carlson believes inside every child is ingenuity, confidence, skill, and passion and together we can support every Academy child discover and develop theirs.


 

Greg Weaver - Treasurer
greg.weaver@theacademyk12.org

Greg and his wife have two children attending The Academy.  He grew up in Pennsylvania and London but has lived in Colorado since high school.  Greg attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering.  He also has an MBA and an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Greg has worked in the aerospace and telecommunications industries for Lockheed Martin and Avaya.  He currently works at DigitalGlobe testing satellite ground system software.  Greg served as The Academy PTO President, and he has been a member of the Finance Committee since September 2014.  Greg has been a member of The Academy Board of Directors since July 2016. 

 

 

Kevin Sanchez - Secretary
kevin.sanchez@theacademyk12.org 

Kevin Sanchez is a Colorado Native who enjoys life to the fullest.   He has been married to his wife Nan for 18 years, and loves raising their 6 children together here in the Colorado Rockies!  Kevin has 15 years’ experience in Telecommunications managing highly technical Voice over IP call centers. He is currently a full-time Realtor for the past 3 years. In addition to his telecommunications background, he has worked with at risk youth and kids for approximately 20 years and traveled the country doing school assemblies with positive themed messages.  He has an Associate’s degree in Business Management and a 3 year Ministerial Arts Degree in Christian Ministry. He has served in Leadership at many different levels and is passionate about contributing whatever insight he can to make the Academy even better. In addition to his professional experience, he has been a part of the family Ambassador program at the Academy for the past year and volunteers at many events throughout the year. 

Kevin’s family came to the Academy 9 years ago and has students at every level from Elementary all the way to High School. He enjoys the dynamic and proactive approach the Academy takes to the staff and school and is looking forward to contributing to the future successes here. Seeing the drive of the Administration to make the Academy stand out among schools in the area is what drives Kevin to make a significant contribution in is role on the Board. He is excited for what lies ahead.  

Some of Kevin’s interests include drawing, painting, gardening, swimming, biking, small hikes (as long as you don’t need ropes) and fun in the park with the family.  He enjoys reading and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

Dan Klenjoski - Member
dan.klenjoski@theacademyk12.org

 

Dan was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  After graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Dan headed west to San Diego with a pit stop in Denver to visit friends.  He fell in love with Colorado and decided to make it his home.  Dan and his wife Karianne have two young Wildcats making their way through The Academy.  Dan is a GIS Developer at the City of Northglenn and also invests in real estate.  In his free time, Dan enjoys playing soccer, bike rides, fixing cars, and traveling.  Dan is excited to serve our Academy families to help provide all students access to the highest quality of education.

 

 Sarah Drewlow - Member
sarah.drewlow@theacademyk12.org


Sarah and her husband Mike have one child attending elementary school at The Academy, and another who will start in a few years.  Sarah grew up in Iowa, but knew since high school that she would move to Colorado as soon as she could.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance from Waldorf College in Iowa, and moved to the Denver area a month later.  Sarah has worked in Human Resources within the banking industry for 15 years, and currently manages a Learning & Development team for Bank of the West.  She completed a Master's Degree at Regis University in Organizational Leadership and is passionate about making learning fun and effective.  Sarah volunteers with Junior Achievement and Food for Hope, and is excited to serve The Academy community.  She and her family enjoy traveling, cooking and cheering on local sports teams, especially the Broncos.