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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.

Public Records Request (CORA)
 
Flagstaff Academy complies with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) in terms of public review of district records [Board Policy KDB and KDB-R]. Information attainable by CORA requests include any writing that is made, kept or maintained by Flagstaff Academy, emails and records that are stored in digital filing systems, computers or servers.

Flagstaff Academy's records are public, unless otherwise protected, and shall be available within three business days from the initial request. If the record exists but cannot be gathered within the three-day period, the delivery date shall be extended an additional seven working days. The requestor shall be notified of the extension within the first three days of receiving the request. Format requests will be considered, but Flagstaff Academy reserves the right to provide information in the format the School deems most appropriate.
 
To request public records from Flagstaff Academy, please fill out this form
 
Full details concerning fees for CORA request protocols can be found at https://www.flagstaffacademy.org/apps/pages/2021-22-fees-payments
 

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Name

Position

Committee

Email

Sean O’Donohue President Administration [email protected]
Mandy Davies Vice President Administration [email protected]
Wendy Fleischman Treasurer Finance & Budget [email protected]
Christina Godwin Secretary SAC Liaison [email protected] 
Julie Prestopnik Director Communications, Policy Inventory [email protected]org
Timothy Rumsey Director PTO & Facilities [email protected]

 

Sean O'Donohue
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. 

 

Mandy DaviesVice President- Ms. Mandy Davies

Mandy is the Director of Student Life at Front Range Community College right across the street from Flagstaff. She is in her 16 th year at the college. She graduated with a degree in Biology from Baldwin-Wallace University in Ohio. She volunteers with Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats and in her kid’s Greenhouse classes each week.

Mandy moved to Colorado, from Ohio, in 2005. Her husband, Nick, is a project manager & social media manager for GreenPoint Roofing. They have two little dragons, Lincoln and Juniper and love living in Longmont.

In her free time, Mandy and her family like spending time with friends, doing escape rooms or trivia, traveling, playing outside, and watching the Broncos, Rockies, and Avalanche! They’re all animal lovers and have three cats and a dog. In her rare moments of alone time, Mandy likes to read and see movies.

 

Treasurer - Wendy Fleischman
 
 
 
 
Christina Godwin PhotoSecretary - Christina Godwin 

Christina 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 chose 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. Both kids have been at Flagstaff Academy since preschool.

Christina 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.