Allison is delighted to return to Ben Franklin Academy as the sixth grade science teacher. Science is a passion of hers and she loves teaching! After earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in Psychology with Biochemistry minor she studied graduate level Pathobiology at the University of Arizona. During these studies she worked in a laboratory on a microbiology research project. Shortly thereafter she attended Arizona State University and completed an Elementary Education licensing program.
In her free time Allison spends time in nature. Her family tries to explore the wilderness regularly and enjoys camping.Faculty Favorites
Katie loves life in Colorado with her husband, little boy, and two crazy dogs. Together they love to travel, garden, hike and camp whenever possible.
Kevin is excited to begin his ninth year of teaching. Kevin has been at BFA from the beginning and spent the first eight years in third and fifth grades. He joined BFA as a second career teacher, having spent the previous years in business. He looks forward to providing the education, leadership, and guidance to assist with each student’s present and future success. Kevin also coaches the girls and boys basketball teams.
Kevin graduated high school at Regis Jesuit. After high school, Kevin graduated from Colorado State University and later earned his master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix.
A Colorado native, Kevin lives with his wonderful wife, Sarah, and daughters, Chloe (age 10), Carly (age 9), and Charlotte (5) in Parker. Kevin looks forward to another great year at Ben Franklin Academy.Faculty Favorites
Nicole is excited to return to Ben Franklin Academy for her seventh year. She spent three years as a 3rd grade teacher and is entering her fourth year as a 7th grade language arts teacher. She has a passion for learning and knowledge and a deep affection for all things literary.
Nicole has her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education with an added endorsement in Language Arts. As a lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing her second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and has aspirations of earning her doctorate some day. Nicole’s favorite part of teaching is making connections with her students and helping them grow to become happy and productive members of society. She loves middle schoolers, their sense of humor, and she loves being able to watch the way they transform from kids to young adults in their three years at BFA.
When not teaching or coaching soccer at BFA, Nicole spends her free time with her two daughters, Mina (8th grade) and Natalia (6th grade). Together they hike, kayak, camp, cook, host game nights, and occasionally binge watch Netflix.
Christine is excited for another great year at Ben Franklin Academy as the seventh grade science teacher. Christine has taught middle school for 15 years. She received both a BA in Psychology and an Elementary Teaching License from CU Boulder, and her MA in Education Administration & Supervision from University of Phoenix.
Christine has lived in Colorado her entire life. She enjoys staying active around Highlands Ranch as well as traveling to new sites with her two daughters, who are in sixth and eighth grade. She appreciates all that Colorado has to offer, including the parks and recreation, the mountains with skiing and boarding during the winter months, and paddle boarding at the lakes during the summer months. However, Christine dedicates most of her time outside of school to her girls’ sports.
Christine is grateful to be part of the BFA community. She looks forward to meeting all of her students and helping them maintain a love for education.Faculty Favorites
Marty is excited to return to Ben Franklin Academy to teach this year’s group of 8th grade students. This will be her fourth year at BFA. Her teaching experience includes 12 years at Cherry Creek Academy (also a Core Knowledge charter school) teaching 7th and 8th grade science, and three years teaching high school science in Byers, Colorado. Marty received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education, from the University of Wyoming. She has been married 29 years to husband Dave. Their son, Jack will be a junior at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, studying film production. They have a number of pets, including three dogs, a cat, a bird, and many fish. When away from school, Marty enjoys golfing, traveling, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
She is looking forward to meeting a new group of students and engaging them in lots of hands on physics activities!Faculty Favorites
Originally from New Jersey, she enjoys spending time outdoors in all seasons and is thrilled to now call Colorado home. When she’s not in the classroom, Lisa plays ice hockey, swing dances, and enjoys volunteering and spending time in the mountains hiking and skiing. She is an avid traveler and reader, both of which fuel her passion for learning new things.Faculty Favorites
Genevieve is excited to join the 8th grade team this year in what will be her seventh year of teaching. In addition to teaching seventh grade for five years, Genevieve has worked for Ben Franklin Academy as a second grade Instructional Aide (IA), a fifth grade IA/small group math teacher, and a sixth grade Social Studies teacher. A Colorado native, Genevieve attended the University of Colorado and holds a B.A. in International Affairs and an M.A. in Political Science. Before her second child was born, Genevieve worked primarily in the mutual fund industry and has used that background in the past to teach the middle school’s stock market elective.
In her search for a school that was a great fit for her family, Genevieve came across BFA and is proud to be included in BFA’s founding family and the entire BFA community. In her spare time, she and her husband love to camp, and play tennis and basketball with their two kids. She also loves to run, read about history and politics, and travel. Genevieve loves to teach the Core Knowledge social studies curriculum and is very grateful for the opportunity to work at Ben Franklin Academy!Faculty Favorites
Tracy is thrilled to join the eighth grade team for her third year at Ben Franklin Academy. Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Colorado at Boulder.
Tracy grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, visiting Colorado often, and finally moving to Denver after college. She has a wide variety of teaching experience that ranges from traditional classrooms to directing an overnight camp to homeschooling her own children in an RV for seven months while traveling the country.