Office Staff

Colleen Bobbin - Office Manager

Colleen joined the Ben Franklin Academy office staff in January 2013, part-time as the afternoon receptionist. At the end of the 2014-15 school year, she and Michelle Bynum accepted a shared role as Office Managers. She'll still be one of the first faces you'll see when you come through the office, as well as a common presence outside during carpool.

Colleen is originally from New Jersey but was raised in Northern California. She moved to Colorado from San Francisco in 2001, marrying her husband, Nathan, two years later. Nathan and Colleen's daughter, Zoe, came to BFA as a first grader when the school opened. She will be in fifth grade this year. Their son, Cole, will be in first grade. 

Colleen thrives on the interaction and fast-paced environment of the BFA office. When she's not working or with her family, however, she loves to run. It's a great way to stay fit, unwind and experience the beauty of Colorado.

Michelle Bynum - Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle is very excited to be in the front office at Ben Franklin Academy. Michelle has been the founding teams longest and most consistent volunteer.  She's helped in a number of areas; front desk, attendance and health room. She's been a very active volunteer for her kid’s education and played an integral role founding Ben Franklin Academy. 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.

Jennifer Jones - Health Assistant & Attendance

Jen is excited to join the Ben Franklin Academy staff as the Health Assistant. She has been a part of BFA since the first year when her daughter started Kindergarten. Jen moved from Fairfax, VA, nine years ago and loves living in Colorado! Her husband and two kids (8 and 5) enjoy being part of BFA and the community. In her free time, she volunteers at the school in the classroom or with PTO, loves to crochet, travel and hikes every chance she gets.

Rachelle Patterson - Registrar

Rachelle is thrilled to join the Ben Franklin Academy office staff on a full time basis. She & her family have been part of the BFA family since the beginning.  Originally from the midwest, Rachelle & her husband, Ryan, lived in California but decided to plant roots & raise their young family here in Highlands Ranch.  They love the Colorado blue skies, fresh mountain air, & all the places the mountains have to offer which her young family have yet to explore. When not in the office, you will find her in the garden, camping, hiking, or simply enjoying a good meal with the family.  Rachelle has a 4th grader, 1st grader, & a PreK child at BFA.  Avery, Liam, & Reid definitely keep their mom busy, but Rachelle is happy all 3 are finally under the same roof!

Jennifer Webb - Health Assistant & Attendance

Jennifer is eager to be joining the Ben Franklin Academy family.  Jennifer moved to Highlands Ranch three years ago from Orange County, CA with her husband, daughter and son. Both her children attend elementary school in Douglas County where Jennifer spends many hours volunteering in the classroom and serving on the PTO board. She is also involved in volunteering with the scouts and her church.  Jennifer comes to BFA with two years experience as a Health Assistant with the Douglas County School District and prior to that she stayed at home with her children and volunteered at their schools.

Jennifer and her family absolutely love Colorado and are thankful they made the move here.  They are looking forward to making new friends in the BFA community.