Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle is very excited to be in the front office at Ben Franklin Academy. Michelle has been the founding teams longest and most consistent volunteer. She’s helped in a number of areas; front desk, attendance and health room. She’s been a very active volunteer for her kid’s education and played an integral role founding Ben Franklin Academy. She graduated from Colorado State University at Pueblo with a degree in mass communications. Her family is very important to her: husband Brent, daughter Kate and son Jacob.
Colleen joined the Ben Franklin Academy office staff in January 2013. She worked part-time as the receptionist and then, from 2015-2018, shared the office manager role. In June 2018, she started as registrar, handling student records and all new student enrollment.
Colleen is originally from New Jersey but was raised in Northern California. She moved to Colorado from San Francisco in 2001 and married her husband, Nathan, two years later. They have a daughter and a son. Both children have attended Ben Franklin Academy since its doors opened in September 2011.
Carrie is a founding family at Ben Franklin Academy and since its inception has dedicated her free time toward serving on various BFA committees including, the CEC (when it was the PAC), the PTO and as an Assistant Room Parent. She received a BSBA with an emphasis in marketing from Saint Louis University. Prior to moving to Colorado, Carrie spent 11 years with the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis where she was an integral part of marketing electronic payments to financial institutions, utilities and the general public. In addition, she created communication materials and provided training to financial institutions across the country on new Treasury software systems. Carrie spent her last five years at the Fed working in Human Resources overseeing their Recruiting, Leaves, Payroll and Benefits programs. Carrie enjoys spending time with family, friends and volunteering.
Kerry Alder is a Colorado Native, but spent most of her childhood deep in the heart of Texas where she met her husband of 15 years. Her family was transferred here about 8 years ago and they absolutely love it. She and her husband have two girls in middle school who have been thriving at Ben Franklin Academy since the beginning. They spend their free time skiing, snow-shoeing, running, doing yoga, bike riding, and enjoying time spent watching the girls play soccer, volleyball, and softball.Email