School Accountability Committee

The state of Colorado requires each school to have a School Accountability Committee (SAC) consisting of parents, teachers, and community members charged with advising the administration on the improvement of the school. The SAC is tasked with informing, encouraging, and providing opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC reports to the principal and participates in the District Accountability Committee (DAC). SAC also serves as a sounding board for community concerns.

To achieve these goals throughout the year the SAC members will:

  • Review every policy and procedure at BFA and make recommendations to the Board
  • Review Standardized Assessment Data with school administration – identify areas of needed growth
  • Review the schools Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) developed by the school administration to address needed areas of growth
  • Participate in monthly District Accountability Committee (DAC) Meetings with the Douglas County School District
  • Administer Parent Satisfaction Surveys – report results and SAC recommendations to the Board
  • Administer Student Satisfaction Surveys – report results and SAC recommendations to the Board

All meetings are open to the public and publicized beforehand.  We encourage parents and other community members to attend. Currently, Woody Haynes chairs the SAC committee; if you need to reach SAC, you can email him. Our upcoming meeting dates can be found under the Parents Tab School Calendar.

Committee Documents


For a copy of the SAC Bylaws click here.

Committee Members

    Woody Haynes


        Will Johnson

        Parent at Large

            Elaine Tunkel

            Community Member

                Greg Todd

                Parent at Large

                    James Lidstone

                    DAC Liaison

                        Meagan Mansfield

                        Parent at Large

                            Allie Ciardullo

                            Teacher Representative


                            Ms. Ciardullo will be teaching third grade this year. She is so excited to spend her first-year teaching at Ben Franklin Academy. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to begin her career at such an amazing school and experience the learning with her students! Ms. Ciardullo holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. She is a Colorado native and grew up in Parker. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to spend time outside, travel to the beach or watch baseball. Ms. Ciardullo enjoys spending time with her students and feels so fortunate to have a job that she absolutely loves. Her goal is to ensure each student has a memorable third grade year; full of laughter, learning and fun!

                            Faculty Favorites

                                Lyndell Dunn

                                Teacher Representative

                                Mrs. Dunn is thrilled to continue as a part of the BFA family, where she has been teaching 5th grade since January of 2015.  Prior to that, she taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in California and Utah.  She holds a BS in Elementary Education (cum laude) from BYU, and a MS in Mathematics Education, K-6.  She is adored by her dog, her four children, and her husband of more than 20 years.  Mrs. Dunn doesn’t get around to participating in sports as much as she once did, but still enjoys taking long walks and spectating at each of her children’s games, shows, dances and events.  People are surprised to learn that she speaks fluent French, lived in Geneva as a young adult, and has a penchant for Swiss chocolates, because she’s neither fussy nor fancy!


                                    Megan Mares

                                    Teacher Representative

                                    Megan is extremely excited to continue her teaching career as a sixth grade teacher at Ben Franklin Academy. She graduated from Western State Colorado University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education endorsement. Additionally, Megan has acquired a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. 
                                    As a Colorado native, Highlands Ranch has always been home to Megan as she has grown up in the Douglas County School District. She loves being able to teach in the community where she was raised and loves being part of the BFA family. 
                                    Family, friends, and sports keep Megan extremely busy! On the weekends she can be found coaching a competitive softball team or watching the Colorado sports teams play. She likes to watch movies, hang with friends, spend time with her dog, and soak up the sun in her free time. 
                                      Agendas / Minutes

                                      2021-22 Agendas and Minutes

                                      Agenda Link

                                      Minutes Link

                                      SAC Survey Results

                                      Click here for the 2021-22 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results.