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


        Lisa Schenck

        Vice Chair / DAC Liaison

        Lisa Schenck is thankful to be part of the BFA family and serve as Vice Chair of SAC, room parent and volunteer whenever possible. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Florida and has spent her career in the financial industry at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and U.S. Bank. Lisa has two sons – the oldest of which is in first grade at BFA. In her free time, Lisa enjoys supporting her sons’ activities of ice hockey and Cub Scouts and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.

            Will Johnson

            DAC Liaison

                Elaine Tunkel

                Community Member and DAC Liaison

                    Jenny Matthies


                    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

                            James Lidstone

                            Parent at Large

                                Meagan Mansfield

                                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 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

                                          2020-21 Agendas and Minutes

                                          Agenda Link

                                          Minutes Link

                                          SAC Survey Results

                                          Click here for the 2020-21 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results.