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The Peak Annual Fund is the most important and sustainable fundraiser of the year as each gift is a 100% direct donation to the school. This campaign helps fill the approximate $1,000 per student financial gap we experience due to a large debt on our original set of campus buildings.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
85
Full Time Staff:
108
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
482
Retention Rate:
90%

Dan Seidman, Athletics and Activities Director
Start Date: 2018

Holly Monarski, Elementary Assistant Principal
Start Date:

I have worked in an educational setting for the majority of the past twenty years. I have a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of New Mexico and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Colorado. I have had the opportunity to work with Peak to Peak students, teachers, support staff and administration since November 2008. Prior to that, I worked in Mapleton Public School District, St. Vrain School District, and operated my own speech and language therapy private practice. I am passionate about using my multidisciplinary, cross-curricular background to ensure every student is supported in their academic pursuits. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, and biking with my son, husband and four-legged family members.


Sam Todd, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2007

Mr. Todd earned a BS in Economics from Purdue University, an MS in Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, and an MS in Business/Economic Development from Eastern University. Mr. Todd began his career with Hewlett-Packard Company as a Senior HR Manager for six years in Boise, Idaho. He then lived and worked in the inner city of Philadelphia doing community development for five years while working at Eastern University as Executive Director of the Adult and Professional Studies Program. After living in Guatemala for six months, he worked for Global Partners for Development in Atlanta, Georgia doing economic development work in Bangladesh. Mr. Todd then returned to Indiana to help care for his elderly parents, where he started his career working in schools. For 11 years he served as Business Manager/CFO for Western Boone Schools, a public school district near Indianapolis. In 1993, he moved to Fort Collins to become the the Director of Operations for Wingshadow, a social services organization with seven programs serving at-risk youth, including an alternative school with the Poudre School District. He then worked as Corporate Controller for Ultimate Support Systems for three years before joining the Peak to Peak team. He is also an Adjunct Business Faculty Member for Colorado Christian University.

Kelly Reeser, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2011

An original subscriber at Peak to Peak, Ms. Reeser has been involved at the school in many different ways since its inception. As co-chair of the first grant writing committee, she co-authored grant applications that brought in more than $1 million worth of start-up funding and other resources to support staff professional development, literacy initiatives and classroom build-out. Additionally, she served as a co-chair or member of the Hiring and Organizational Development Team since the school's first year of operation. Prior to becoming Peak to Peak's Executive Director of Education, Ms. Reeser served as an elected member of the board of directors. In addition to her work at Peak to Peak, Ms. Reeser's professional background includes working with local and international companies on marketing and business communications. She also served as a consultant with the Colorado Department of Education's Schools of Choice unit, where she worked with charter schools across the state conducting trainings, grant writing workshops, and school evaluations through the Charter Schools Support Initiative program. Ms. Reeser holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

Kyle Mathews, High School Principal
Start Date:

Mr. Mathews was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He earned a BA in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College, and both an MA in History and and an Ed.S. (Specialist in Education) degree in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Colorado at Denver. He pursued studies in international relief and development, and has lived and worked in Senegal and Uzbekistan. Mr. Mathews also served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Colorado at Denver from 2001 to 2007 and was formerly Peak to Peak's Social Studies Department Chair and an Advanced Placement (AP) teacher. When not looking after his twins, he is an avid cyclist and back-country skier.

Melissa Christensen, Elementary School Principal
Start Date:

Melissa Christensen is the Elementary School Principal. She graduated from Regis University with high honors earning her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. She previously graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Christensen joined Peak to Peak in 2002, teaching kindergarten, first grade, and third grade before becoming the assistant principal. Some of her favorite things are warm weather and eating homemade cookies. She is an accomplished pianist and flute player, and has served for many years as an advisor in community youth groups.

Clara Quinlan, High School Assistant Principal
Start Date:

Clara Quinlan received a double major in Psychology and Environmental Ethics from Hope College and an M.F.A. in Poetry and Professional Writing from the University of Montana-Missoula. She started her teaching career in southern Florida where she built up a Latin and Classical Studies program while also teaching Senior Literature. She is in her eighth year at Peak to Peak, and twelfth year of teaching. She still serves in various teacher leadership roles at Peak to Peak:12th Grade Event Coordinator, Mr. Puma Pageant Sponsor, and Co-Sponsor of the Puma PAC Leadership Team. She has been awarded the Boettcher Foundation Annual Teacher Award, an Impact on Education Award, 95.7 "The Party" Teacher of the Month Award, and two Most Inspirational Teacher Awards. This year, she is thrilled to be serving as the high school's Assistant Principal as she works on her licensure through University of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, rock/ice climbing, traveling the world through international service projects with her students, and creating music with her jazzy husband and three large dogs.

Traci Schoeneweis, Director of the Executive Office
Start Date:

Mrs. Schoeneweis is one of the original Peak to Peak founding families. She has been involved with the school since since 1998 in various capacities. She has a BS in Finance and a minor in Communications. She oversees the K-12 office and heath room staff, the Attendance Coordinator, the Registrar, the Counseling Assistant, and the student crossing guards. She is a member of the school's Executive Leadership Team and also maintains the school's master calendar, assists all of the Principals and the Executive Director of Education, helps with school communications and volunteerism, leads open enrollment and co-leads senior graduation. She is actively involved with the Accountability and Election Committees and the Hiring Team where she is responsible for paraprofessional and support staff hiring. She is the parent of 2 puma graduates and 1 puma high schooler.

Libbi Peterson, Middle School Assistant Principal
Start Date:

Peak to Peak is pleased to welcome Ms. Libbi Peterson as our new Middle School Assistant Principal. She brings a wealth of skills and a passion for students.

Kristianna Vedvik, Human Resources Director
Start Date:

Ms. Vedvik joined Peak to Peak's staff in May 2008 and is fortunate to work with all staff and faculty, serving as Human Resources Director. She has over eleven years of experience in the field of Human Resources. Kristianna holds a BS in Human Development from Colorado State University, and a MS in Human Resource Management from Regis University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and holds a certification in Strategic Human Resource Integration from Regis University. Prior to joining Peak to Peak, Ms. Vedvik held the positions of HR Manager for Private Escapes Destination Club and Operations Manager for Bartholdi & Company, an executive-level recruiting firm. Ms. Vedvik has two daughters attending Peak to Peak.

John Wilcox, Facilities Director
Start Date:

Mr. Wilcox came to Peak to Peak in the fall of 2003 and has more than 20 years in the facilities management industry. His experience covers many areas, including facility and grounds maintenance, building improvements and contractor coordination, security, alarm systems, locksmith and key system management. All of this knowledge ensures that the safety and security of Peak to Peak are a top priority. Mr. Wilcox also keeps busy in his life outside of work. He is married and has two children, Haydon, and Audrey, who both attend Peak to Peak, and he always has some home improvement project on his plate.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
11
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
11
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
3
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
1
White:
5
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

93%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Board Governance
By-Laws
Education
Facilities
Finance
Fund Development
Fundraising
Human Resources / Personnel
Nominating
Quality and Compliance
Research / Evaluation
Scholarship
Volunteer

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