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

Bylaws

For a copy of the SAC Bylaws click here.

Committee Members

    Woody Haynes

    Chair

        Lisa Schenck

        Vice Chair / DAC Liaison

            Will Johnson

            DAC Liaison

                Elaine Tunkel

                Community Member and DAC Liaison

                    Jenny Matthies

                    Recorder

                    Jenny holds both a BS in Park and Protected Area Management and an MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from CSU. She most recently worked as an agricultural statistician for the USDA. Currently she enjoys staying at home with her three kids, the oldest of which just started kindergarten at BFA.

                        Greg Todd

                        Parent at Large

                            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 the sixth grade language arts 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, playing, or watching sports like the Broncos or Rockies. Additionally, watching movies, playing with her puppy, and soaking up the sun are all ideal ways to spend free time. 
                                 
                                  Agendas / Minutes

                                  2020-21 Agendas and Minutes

                                  Agenda Link

                                  Minutes Link