Board of Directors

The Colorado League of Charter Schools' Board of Directors is responsible for the management and business affairs of the League as well as for providing general guidance to the League's President in the form of policy directives. Board members are expected to take leadership roles within the League, while maintaining their leadership roles in the greater education community.

Candidates for the 2024-2025 year were announced on Feb. 20, and voting is open through March 21, 2024 (for School Leaders or Board Chairs (Members Only)).


David Singer

David Singer

Board Chair, Executive Director, University Preparatory Schools

Nicole Wetzel

Nicole Wetzel

Board Vice Chair, Principal, Global Village Academy North

Casey McComsey

Casey McComsey

Board Treasurer, Director of Strategy & Special Projects, Atlas Preparatory School

Karega Rausch

Karega Rausch

Board Secretary, President & CEO, NACSA

Laura Calhoun

Laura Calhoun

Board Director, Colorado Early Colleges Governing Board President, CSEC Representative

Dale Chu

Dale Chu

Board Director, Independent Consultant / President, DC Strategies

Patrick Donovan

Patrick Donovan

Board Director, Managing Partner, RootED

Alison Griffin

Alison Griffin

Board Director, Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors

Tricia Noyola

Tricia Noyola

Board Director, Chief Executive Officer, STIVE Prep University

Rosemary Rodriguez

Rosemary Rodriguez

Board Director, Frmr State Director / Frmr Councilwoman, Senator Bennet / Denver City Council

Mary Seawell

Mary Seawell

Board Director, Senior Vice President, Gates Family Foundation

Kate Siegel Shimko

Kate Siegel Shimko

Board Director, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Colorado State University Systems

Ian Stout

Ian Stout

Board Director, Executive Director, Loveland Classical Schools'


Member Council 2023-24
  • Aurora representative (helping represent ~11 Aurora charter schools) – Tricia Noyola, CEO,
    Rocky Mountain Prep
  • CSI representative #1 (~42 CSI charters) – Sandi Brown, Chief Executive Administrator, Colorado
    Early Colleges
  • CSI representative #2 (~42 CSI charters) – Nicole Wetzel, Principal, Global Village Academy –
    North
  • Denver representative #1 (~58 charters) – David Singer, Founder & Executive Director,
    University Prep Charter Schools
  • Denver representative #2 (~58 charters) – Tomi Amos, CEO, KIPP Colorado Schools
  • Douglas County representative (~20 charters) – Steve Colella, Executive Director of Schools,
    American Academy
  • Greater Metro representative (~29 charters) – Santiago Lopez, Superintendent, New America
    Schools Colorado
  • Jefferson County representative (~19 charters) – Tim Matlick, Executive Director, Jefferson
    Academy
  • Northern Colorado representative (~23 charters) – Rebecca Teeples, Executive Director of
    Schools, Windsor Charter Academy
  • Outstate/Rural representative #1 (~29 charters) – Lisa Gonsalves, Executive Director,
    Independence Academy, Grand Junction
  • Outstate/Rural representative #2 (~29 charters) – Michael Hayes, Executive Director, Discover
    Compass, Aspen Community School and Carbondale Community School
  • Southern Colorado representative #1 (~35 charters) – Casey McComsey, Senior Director of
    Strategy and Special Projects, Atlas Preparatory School, Colorado Springs
  • Southern Colorado representative #2 (~35 charters) – Don Knapp, Executive Director & Principal,
    Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning, Falcon

*Bold denotes current CLCS Board member