Rocky Mountain Preparatory School

Right now, just 38 percent of Denver Public School third-grade students read on grade level and only 65 percent graduate from high school. Rocky Mountain Prep is committed to improving outcomes for its students by providing scholars with a transformational education that starts in prekindergarten.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
3
Full Time Staff:
133
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
250
Retention Rate:
85%

James Cryan, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2011

Before founding Rocky Mountain Prep, James Cryan was one of the charter corps members of Teach for America: Colorado. As a 6th grade English Teacher in a local DPS school, he led his students to over 2.3 years of reading growth in one year and was nominated for the Sue Lehman award (National TFA Teacher of the Year award). In 2008-9 James worked with the Denver Public School Board with Bruce Hoyt on improving the process of bringing new schools into the district. James has also has dabbled in clean energy consulting and "work" as a scuba-diving instructor.

James graduated magna cum laude from Colby College where he studied Political Science and International Development. He received his MBA in School Leadership from the University of Denver in August 2011.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
3 years
Term Limit:
None
Total # of Board Members:
9
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
5
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
2
Asian:
1
White:
5
Hispanic or Latino:
1
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

90%

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

Academic and Student Affairs
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development
Finance

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