Burgandy Hodge - Office Manager
Burgandy is extremely excited to join the Ben Franklin Academy family as the Office Manager. Her background includes 15 years of professional HR/Recruiting and Operations management experience in various capacities. She has an MBA in Technology Management, with 6 years in the United States Army as a CIO and HR Manager and training as a facilitator in Six Sigma and Lean Business Process Improvement. Burgandy has had the pleasure of coaching, mentoring, leading and managing in very diverse industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, education and military settings. Prior to accepting the position as the Office Manager she was one of the original volunteers that helped to open BFA during her time as a stay at home mom. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, traveling and working out.
Burgandy and her husband, Steven, son, and daughter who both attend BFA love being a part of the Ben Franklin Academy community.
Kari Beers - Registrar
Denise Bonney - Attendance & Health Assistant
Denise is happy to be Ben Franklin Academy's Attendance & Health Assistant. She has 15 years of experience with children that includes managing an aquatics program as well as swim instruction. Last year she became as a certified phlebotomist. Denise and her husband have two daughters, Kayla 12, and Emma 10. Denise enjoys outdoor activities, reading and watching her girls play volleyball. Her favorite color is PURPLE. Any extra time their family has is spent playing with their two Italian greyhounds Parker and Lucy.
Michelle Bynum - Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle is very excited to join the Ben Franklin Academy family and see the school come to life. Michelle has been the founding teams longest and most consistent volunteer. She's helped in a number of areas and mostly as a volunteer coordinator. She's been a very active volunteer for her kids education and played an integral role founding Ben Franklin Academy . She attended Douglas County schools and is now raising her kids in the same school system. She graduated from Colorado State University at Pueblo with a degree in mass communications. Her family is very important to her; husband Brent, daughter Kate and son Jacob.
Kimberly Blum - Librarian
Kimberly Blum is thrilled to join Ben Franklin Academy as the librarian. She was a very active founding parent helping set up the lunch program, library, and in many other areas. She is also our PTO Treasurer. Kimberly spent 10 years in banking and personal finance education before staying home with her children for 4 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Corporate Communications from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA and received her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Kimberly has a real heart for children that are struggling with learning to read and hopes to use her position as librarian to make a difference in their lives. Kimberly lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and 2 daughters who will be attending Ben Franklin Academy.
Miye Cardenas - Facilities Manager
Miye is so excited and proud of becoming a member of the Ben Franklin Academy family. After working as the Assistant to the Facilities Manager for several months, Miye is joining the Ben Franklin Academy team as the Facilities Manager. As such, Miye is committed to delivering a superior service that will ensure that all facilities are operated and maintained in a first class condition.
Miye has a background in accounting, she is strongly organized and possesses an exceptional ability to multitask developed from her past experience as Assistant Auditor in the accounting field. She is very energetic and enthusiastic, always with a positive attitude, and ready to help.
Miye is all about her family, her husband Arturo, her three little ones, Alex, Anthony (both will be attending Ben Franklin), and Nathalie. She loves outdoor activities with her family. She spends most of summer time in Colombia where she was born.