The Succession Committee of the BFA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the BFA Board of Directors (“Board”) is open and will remain so until 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, March 1, 2024.

The BFA Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic direction and the policies that govern Ben Franklin Academy. Each of the seven members of the Board has something special and unique to bring to the Board, and we all work together to support the mission and vision of BFA.

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know for the BFA Board of Directors. We are seeking leaders who are passionate and committed to the mission, vision, and long-term strategic plan of BFA to serve on the Board. This is a very fulfilling experience for the right individual.

In 2024, there are two (2) open director seats on the BFA Board, which will be filled according to the Board of Directors Election Policy. Each seat is for a three-year term. One (1) director will be elected by the School Voting Group, and one (1) director will be appointed by the BFA Board. Please read below for details regarding the upcoming Board Election/Appointment including the nomination, voting, and appointment processes, as well as the qualifications.

2024 Call for Nominations

The current call for nominations is for the following BFA Board seats:

  • Seat 1, Class A, is currently occupied by Mette Castor. Mette has served on the Board for three (3) years and is eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2027, and is elected by the BFA School Voting Group.
  • Seat 2, Class A, is currently occupied by Haley Maglieri. Haley has served on the Board for three (3) years and is eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2027, and is appointed by Board.

2024 BFA Board Election/Appointment Process

To nominate someone (including yourself) for the BFA Board, click here to complete the nomination form. Nominations from the BFA School Voting Group must be submitted online before 11:59 p.m. (MST) on March 1, 2024.

For the Board-appointed seat, nominees may be selected by the Board from the School Voting Group’s nominations or nominated by a Board director at any time. The Board reserves all rights to fill Seat 2, Class A.

There will be a Board forum at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on March 26, before the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are required to attend and participate in a Question and Answer session.

Voting for the Seat 1, Class A director will take place electronically. Members of the BFA School Voting Group will receive access to an electronic ballot on Monday, April 1, and will have until 11:59 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, April 12, 2024, to cast their vote. Results of the election will be announced and the appointment will be made on April 16, 2024, at the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are encouraged to be in attendance for the results of both (1) the election and (1) the appointment.

To review the entire Board of Directors Election Policy, click here.

Qualifications to Serve on the BFA Board

The Succession Committee is seeking candidates who are committed and passionate individuals with a broad range of skills and knowledge in topics including but not limited to: organizational and financial management; strategic or long-range planning; banking and trusts; business/corporate; academic/education; legal; and technology. We also encourage people with other competencies to seek nomination.

General expectations as well as Board activities, duties, and time commitments are highlighted below:

  • Only one (1) person per family may serve on the Board at any one time. 
  • The Board shall not contract with directors or family members of directors.  
  • Neither directors nor family members of directors may be employees or independent contractors of BFA or serve as officers or voting members of the BFA Parent Teacher Organization.
  • The average director logs 20+ volunteer hours for BFA a month.
  • Directors are required to attend all Board meetings, strategy sessions and conferences as determined by the Board.
  • Directors new to the Board are required to complete the online charter school governance modules created by the Colorado Department of Education or Colorado League of Charter Schools.

For more detailed information, please read the Board Election/Appointment FAQ.

If you are interested in learning more, please email Keri Street (, Adam Lucero (, or any of our Board members. Thank you!

Haley Maglieri, President (

Adam Lucero, Vice President (

Sarah Nisbet, Treasurer (

Mette Castor, Secretary (

Keri Street, Director (

Stephen Bentley, Director (

Melody Matthews, Director (

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. MST