Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of current and alumni parents, and external education administrators in partnership with the Executive Director and Administration; the Board holds ultimate responsibility of all financial, legal, strategic planning and policy development.  Most importantly, the Board ensures that the integrity of the Montessori philosophy is upheld within the school.


The Board holds regular meetings which are open to the larger school community.  Confidential Executive and Special Sessions may be held from time to time as necessary.  Board Committees include:  Building Committee, Fundraising, Website Development, Finance, Board Development, Governance and Strategic Planning.  The Board actively encourages volunteers for these committees and nominations for potential future board members.


The Board is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan, identifying top priorities and outlining an implementation roadmap which will ensure the ongoing sustainability of the school.


Board Members


Catherine van Heuven

Partner, Kaplan Kirsch Rockwell

Board President


Christopher Shaffner

Chief Operating Officer, Adams County Housing Authority

Board Vice President


Erica Roybal

Pricing Manager, Centurylink

Board Treasurer


Ryan Blake

Product Manager, IQNavigator

Board Secretary


Zach Chenault

Acquisitions Analyst, Steele Properties, LLC

Board Member


Marian Dondero

Director, R.I.C.E. Process, and educational consultancy group

Board Member


Jim Driscoll

Company Director of Government Affairs, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative

Board Member


Jon Folkestad

Director of Talent Development, Vail Resorts

Board Member


Sydney McConathy

Vice President, Investor Development, Beacon Hill Financial Corporation

Board Member


Matt Parsons

Vice President, Client Success, Bazaarvoice, Inc.

Board Member


Doug Shelton

VP Land Acquisition, KB Home Colorado

Board Member


Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meetings are generally held on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00pm.



Board Meeting Minutes can be found here.


Montessori Academy of Colorado Bylaws


Interested in joining the MAC Board of Directors?

Do you have an interest in supporting Montessori Academy of Colorado in a new and rewarding way? Consider applying for one of the open positions on the MAC Board of Directors!

Experience in the following categories is encouraged:

- Educational Background--Preschool and/or Elementary education preferred   
- Accounting
- Fundraising
- Human Resources                         
- Employment Law               
- Architecture/Real Estate Management
- Public Relations, Marketing, and/or Communications
- Previous Non-Profit Board Experience