We hope you’ll actively engage in the Board Election Process!

The ability of BFA to carry out its mission and vision depends upon the strength of our organizational foundation, beginning with the Board of Directors. Members serving on the Board of Directors advocate for BFA’s educational philosophy, successfully fulfill legal requirements and carry out its mission and vision. Serving on the BFA Board is an opportunity to ensure that BFA is and remains “The Core Knowledge STEAM School of Choice.” Board directors use their backgrounds, experience and skills to focus on oversight and matters of strategic importance which can help improve BFA’s educational programs. In addition to helping teachers, staff and administrators lay a solid foundation in education for future generations and instill a love of learning in BFA students, the Board provides individuals a chance to grow personally and professionally, further develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated individuals.

2023 Elections for the BFA Board of Directors

The BFA Board consists of seven (7) members: four (4) are regularly elected by the BFA School Voting Group, and three (3) are appointed by the Board, in accordance with the Board of Directors Election Policy.

Thank you to all who voted in the spring 2023 election for the Board of Directors. We had a terrific group of well-qualified individuals, and we are pleased to announce the three candidates who will each serve a three-year term:

●     Stephen Bentley was elected by the BFA community and will occupy Seat 5, Class C;

●     Adam Lucero was elected by the BFA community and will occupy Seat 6, Class C; and

●     Melody Matthews was appointed to occupy Seat 7, Class C.

Qualifications to Serve on the BFA Board

Pursuant to the Board Succession Plan, the Succession Committee seeks 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 governance; real estate; academic/education; and technology. They 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.
  • Directors new to the Board are expected to review the following required materials within 30 days of being elected or appointed: “Cultural Literacy” by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.; “Boards That Make A Difference” by John Carver; and, “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.”
Read the Board of Directors FAQ and learn more the expectations, duties, and the time commitment associated with serving on the Board.

Timeline for Spring 2023 Election/Nomination Process – COMPLETED

  • The BFA Town Hall was held prior to the February Board Meeting on February 21, 2023 to learn more about the current state of BFA and continued ways to become involved.
  • The Candidate Q&A was March 21, 2023 prior to the Board meeting.
  • Voting took place from April 10 – 16, 2023.
  • The Election Results were announced during the Board meeting held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The current Board also appointed (1) member to the Board of Directors during the April Board meeting.

For Additional Information

If you are interested in learning more, please email Haley Maglieri, Board Director, or any of our board members. Thank you!

Matt Keillor, President (mattk@bfacademy.org)

Sarah Nisbet, Vice President (sarahn@bfacademy.org)

Mette Castor, Secretary (mettec@bfacademy.org)

Adam Lucero, Treasurer (adaml@bfacademy.org)

Stephen Bentley, Director (stephenb@bfacademy.org)

Keri Street, Director (keri@bfacademy.org)

Haley Maglieri, Director (haleym@bfacademy.org)