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Board of Directors

Flagstaff Academy, a public charter school within the St. Vrain Valley School District, is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who make the strategic decisions to keep our school's operations in line with our mission and vision by providing the school administration the necessary resources and support to be successful. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the annual school budget, reviewing and approving the school curriculum, establishing policies and procedures consistent with Flagstaff's mission, hiring the Executive Director, long range planning, site and facility development, and many other decisions relating to the direction, financing, and operation of Flagstaff Academy. The Board of Directors oversee several committees that report recommendations and serve to help the Board of Directors govern the school. Board of Directors members serve three-year terms and are elected to the Board of Directors by Flagstaff Academy parents.

Board Members

Flagstaff Academy is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with the bylaws of the organization. The Board of Directors consists of committed and dedicated volunteers who may be parents of Flagstaff Academy students or other community members, and whom must share and uphold the vision and mission of Flagstaff Academy. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the annual school budget, reviewing and approving the curriculum, establishing policies and procedures consistent with Flagstaff's mission, hiring the principal, long range planning, site and facility development, and much more.

2021-2022 Board of Directors:

Name

Position

Committee

Email

Katie Nunley President Administration knunley@flagstaffacademy.org
Sean O'Donohue Vice President Election Nominations sodonohue@flagstaffacademy.org
Brady Toothaker Treasurer Finance & Budget btoothaker@flagstaffacademy.org
Elizabeth O'Hara Secretary PTO eohara@flagstaffacademy.org 
Christina Godwin Director SAC Liaison cgodwin@flagstaffacademy.org
Julie Prestopnik Director Communications, Policy Inventory jprestopnik@flagstaffacademy.org
Timothy Rumsey Director Facilities trumsey@flagstaffacademy.org

Katie NunleyPresident- Dr. Katie Nunley

Dr. Katie Dueber Nunley is a pediatrician practicing at UC Health Carbon Valley. She grew up in Longmont and attended Longmont High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and her MD from New York Medical College in Westchester, New York. She completed her pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Katie practices, general pediatrics but has a particular interest in child development and preventive care.
 
Katie lives in Longmont with her husband Tate and their two daughters, Allison and Sarah. They have both been Dragons since preschool and are now in 2nd and 5th grade. Katie enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching her girls play soccer!

 

Sean O'Donohue
 
Vice President- Mr. Sean O'Donohue

Sean O'Donohue grew up locally and currently lives in Longmont with his wife Tracey and two Flagstaff Dragons Emilia (1st grade) and Owen (Kindergarten). He enjoys spending time with his family traveling, skiing, fly-fishing, and anything else outdoors. Sean is excited to be joining the board and has a background in adult education and has been in the biotech industry for 13 years across a number of functional roles. 

 

 

Treasurer- Brady Toothaker
 

Brady Toothaker is a mechanical engineer, currently working for Microsoft, specializing in predictive engineering for the Surface products group. Brady holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and University of Colorado, respectively. A native of Oklahoma, Brady first moved to Colorado in the early 90’s to live in the high country and work as a whitewater rafting and backpacking guide. Brady lives in Longmont with his wife Kea and their four children. Kea is an Occupational Therapist who works with children who have difficulty with reading. Brady and Kea have two former Flagstaff Dragons, Cole and Carly, who are both at Niwot High School, and two current Dragons, Kye and Kendall, who are in 7th and 4th grades, respectively. In addition to his volunteer work on the board, Brady volunteers with the Flagstaff Academy robotics programs and with the St. Vrain FC youth soccer club. When not working or volunteering, Brady enjoys watching, coaching, and playing soccer, whitewater rafting, cycling, and spending time with his family.

Secretary- Mrs. Elizabeth O'Hara

Elizabeth O'Hara's professional background is in recruiting. She worked for Robert Half International in Washington, DC and then in Denver as a Recruiting Manager within their accounting and finance division. Prior to that, she worked for an equipment leasing company, ePlus inc., as a contracts manager and a funding manager. While taking time off from work to be a stay at home mom, Elizabeth has focused her efforts on volunteering at Flagstaff Academy. She has served as room parent, front desk volunteer, copy mom, Pingree Park chaperone, Dragon Dash volunteer, VEX IQ robotics volunteer, field trip chaperone more times than she can recall, Friday folder parent, multiple hiring committees' member and the co-chair of the Flagstaff Academy PTO's Hospitality Committee.
 
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science. She lives in Longmont with her husband, Chris, and their two Dragons, James and Jack. James is a 7th grader and Jack is a 5th grader. When not carting her kids to and from activities, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family outdoors - camping and visiting National Parks in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Director- Christina Godwin 
 

Christina Godwin PhotoChristina Godwin's background is in Electrical Engineering. She has a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She worked as a Senior Design Engineer in the Semiconductor Industry for more than a decade. Christina chooses to be a stay-at-home mom, a year after having her second child. She lives in Longmont with her husband Darshan who is a Principal Systems Engineer and two daughters, Diya and Dhriti. Diya is going into 7th grade and Dhriti is going into 3rd grade. Both kids have been at Flagstaff Academy since preschool. She has volunteered at the school as a preschool activity helper, class party helper, Friday folders, science lab helper, field trip chaperone, front office assistant, DI team manager, and also served on many committees. She volunteers for her daughter's soccer team with the St.Vrain FC soccer club. She is also a co-leader of her daughter's girl scout troop and volunteers with her dance team. Christina loves cooking, spending time with friends, traveling with her family, crafting with her kids, and loves watching them dance and play soccer.

Julie Prestopnik photoDirector-Mrs. Julie Prestopnik

Julie Prestopnik is a Software Engineer in the Research Applications Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, where she provides software engineering support to the Developmental Testbed Center working on the Model Evaluation Tools Plus (METplus) verification package. She works mostly on system installation, infrastructure, documentation, and maintenance. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  

Julie lives in Longmont with her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Elyse, who has been a Dragon since Preschool and is now in Middle School. Julie has volunteered at Flagstaff Academy in various forms over the years as a Junior Achievement Teacher, Friday folder volunteer, field trips chaperone, classroom photographer, Math Committee, Website Advisory Committee, Chromebook Repair Team, School Accountability Committee (SAC), and Hiring Committee for the Elementary Principal. She has also volunteered as a co-leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop since 2016 and regularly fosters animals through the Longmont Humane Society. Julie enjoys traveling, reading, spending time in nature, and spending as much time with her family as possible.

Timothy Rumsey photoDirector- Timothy Rumsey
 

Tim Rumsey has lived in Longmont since the mid-nineties. He and his wife have a daughter, Etta (fourth grader in 2021-2022). He attended Metro State University for a degree in mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on addiction study. He is the owner of Silver Dollar Recovery, a life coaching and addiction recovery practice in Denver, where he works with all populations from high-risk youth, veterans, professional athletes to folks who want to improve their day-to-day lives. Previously Tim worked in the Army Special Forces, law enforcement, and as a journeyman electrician.

 

Tim enjoys, sending time with family, cooking, spending time outside (especially camping and hiking), motorcycles, helping in the community, and Batman.