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, February 17, 2023.

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 have their own specialty and expertise 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 2023, there are three (3) 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. Two (2) directors 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.

2023 Call for Nominations

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

  • Seat 5, Class C, is currently occupied by Matt Keillor. Matt has served on the Board for six (6) years and will not be eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2026, and is elected by the BFA School Voting Group.
  • Seat 6, Class C, is currently occupied by Adam Lucero. Adam 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 2026, and is elected by the BFA School Voting Group.
  • Seat 7, Class C, is currently occupied by Stephen Bently. Stephen has served on the Board for one (1) year which is the last of the three (3) year term that was held by Jason Page prior to his departure. Stephen is eligible to seek re-election. This seat serves a three-year term, ending in May 2026, and is appointed by the BFA Board.

2023 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 February 17, 2023.

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 7, Class C.

There will be a Board forum at 5:00 p.m. (MST) on Tuesday, March 21, before the regularly scheduled Board meeting. All Board nominees are required to attend and participate in a Question and Answer (Q&A) session.

Voting for the Seat 5, Class C and Seat 6, Class C directors will take place electronically. Members of the BFA School Voting Group will receive access to an electronic ballot on Monday, April 10, and will have until 11:59 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, April 16, 2023, to cast their vote. Results of the election will be announced and the appointment will be made on Tuesday, April 18, 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; 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.
  • 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.”

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

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

Matt Keillor, President (

Sarah Nisbet, Vice President (

Mette Castor, Secretary (

Adam Lucero, Treasurer (

Haley Maglieri, Director (

Stephen Bentley, Director (

Keri Street, Director (

Deadline for Nominations: 11:59 p.m. (MST) on February 17, 2023