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 have a daughter and son at BFA who will be in sixth and second grade respectively this year.

    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.

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            Carrie Keen

            Communications Manager


            Carrie is a founding family at Ben Franklin Academy and since its inception has dedicated her free time toward serving on various BFA committees including, the CEC (when it was the PAC), the PTO and as an Assistant Room Parent.  She received a BSBA with an emphasis in marketing from Saint Louis University.  Prior to moving to Colorado, Carrie spent 11 years with the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis where she was an integral part of marketing electronic payments to financial institutions, utilities and the general public.  In addition, she created communication materials and provided training to financial institutions across the country on new Treasury software systems.  Carrie spent her last five years at the Fed working in Human Resources overseeing their Recruiting, Leaves, Payroll and Benefits programs.   Carrie enjoys spending time with family, friends and volunteering.

                Rachelle Patterson


                Rachelle is happy to be a part of the Ben Franklin Academy office staff. She & her family have been part of the BFA community since the beginning.  Originally from the midwest, Rachelle & her husband, Ryan, lived in California but decided to plant permanent 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, playing outdoors, or simply enjoying a good meal with the family.  Rachelle has a 3 energetic & fun loving kids at BFA.

                    Kerry Alder

                    Business Assistant

                    Kerry Alder is a Colorado Native, but spent most of her childhood deep in the heart of Texas where she met her husband of 15 years.  Her family was transferred here about 8 years ago and they absolutely love it.  She and her husband have two girls in middle school who have been thriving at Ben Franklin Academy since the beginning.  They spend their free time skiing, snow-shoeing, running, doing yoga, bike riding, and enjoying time spent watching the girls play soccer, volleyball, and softball.


                        Jennifer Jones 

                        Health Assistant & Receptionist

                        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.

                            Teri DeBellis

                            Health Room and Specials Aide

                                Becky Mullen