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Staff

Part Time Staff:
7
Full Time Staff:
12
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
55
Retention Rate:
95%

Jeanette L Thompson, Marketing Director
Start Date: 2018

Jeanette Thompson joined Liberty Classical Academy as a teacher in 2017 after first serving on the Board of Directors for several years. She has a degree in German and a passion for language and teaching. Jeanette teaches both Latin and math for LCA and her love of teaching and for the students is a blessing.
She joined the leadership team in 2019 as marketing director.

Renee Miller, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 1997

B.A. Liberal Studies - Point Loma Nazarene College
M.A. Teaching and Learning - Point Loma Nazarene College
Founder of Liberty Classical Academy, Formerly The Garden School (1997) and Cornerstone Classical School (2012) 30 years teaching experience in public and private schools

Stephanie Smith, Teacher (2nd-5th Grade)
Start Date:

BA in elementary education from Concordia College, Portland, Oregon, with a minor in art, 1981
Taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grade and Jr. High choir at Messiah Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; 1982 - 1983
Developed and taught a children's summer art program in Aspen, 1986
Taught 3 years (fall season) in the Multnomah Outdoor Education
Program for 6th graders, Portland, Oregon 1983 - 1985
Taught kindergarten 2 years and 1st grade 1 year at Our Savior
Lutheran School, coached Jr. High volleyball, Aiea, Hawaii, 1986 - 1989
Taught a summer art program through The Center of the Arts, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 2007
Director of KidKamp through the City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 2008 -2012
Started at LCA in 1997

Jack Jabbour, Teacher (6th-8th Grade)
Start Date:

B.A. in Technical Journalism, Social Studies minor - Colorado State University
M.A. in Journalism - UCLA
Photo journalist - Los Angeles Free Press
USAF Information Officer - McConnell Air Force Base
Teaching Certificate, Language Arts - Western State College
Language Arts teacher, 1975-2005 - RE 2 School District, Rifle & New Castle, CO.
Riverside Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2004
Sports writer, 1975-2004, Glenwood Post, Rifle Tribune
Colorado Associated Press sports story of the year, 1994, runner up
High School sports broadcaster, KMTS radio, 2000-to present
Associated Press Broadcast Division, 1st place, sports, nine times
Colorado Broadcasting Association, 1st place, sports, three times
Liberty Classical Academy Humanities Instructor, 2005-present
Cornerstone Classical School Humanities Instructor, 2012-2013
Started at LCA in 2005

Jo Hendrickson, Assistant Director
Start Date:

11 years of homeschooling 3 children.
MOPs (Mother of Preschoolers) Coordinator for 6 years
Director of Liberty Classical Academy's Annual Drama presentation for 3 years
Co-producer and Stage Manager 8 years
Book keeper, Substitute, Girl's Devotional Class, 8 years
Assistant director of Liberty Classical Academy for 6 years
Started at LCA in 2004

Tracey Walter, Preschool Director
Start Date:

BA History from the University of Wales Swansea
ECE 101 Colorado Mountain College
ECE 103 Colorado Mountain College
Preschool Lead Teacher
Started at LCA in 2011

Kelly Davidson, Teacher (K-2nd Grade)
Start Date:

A.A. Management, Colorado Mountain College1990
Home child care 1996-2007
Director qualified 2008
Children's Ministry Director 2008-present at Family of Faith Church Outreach (FFCO)
Board of Directors at FFCO Secretary 2009-present
Board of Directors of Rifle Sportsman's Club- Secretary October 2012-present
Started at LCA in 2008

Denise Piker, Teacher (1st - 2nd Grade)
Start Date: 2010

Denise taught Latin and Music for several years at LCA before stepping into a core teacher position.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
11
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
5
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
1
Male:
4
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
4
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
1
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

3

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

91%

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:

80%

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

No

Committees

Finance & Administration
Financial Analysis
Planning
Strategic Planning
Trusteeship

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