Family Council Board

Your 2021-2022 Family Council Board is:

President – TBD
Vice President – Pauline Durrow
Treasurer – Erika Lidster-Burdett
Member at Large – Susan Adams
Member at Large – Rachael Kenney-Reid
Member at Large – Jeremy Drechsler

To contact the Family Council, please email: parentcouncil@mountainphoenix.org.

Family Council Board

Pauline

Pauline "Pauli" Durrow

Vice-President

She/Her/Hers

Sharing that I'm a parent to six children and the three youngest attend MPCS is most likely a prerequisite for this kind of bio.

As part of the MPCS community I'm very passionate about:
Providing education and support for our caregivers
Advocating for our LGBTQA+ kiddos
Expanding our curriculum to include BIPOC history and representation regularly
Supporting awareness around invisible disabilities

The majority of my life has been spent helping people at the births of their children and during the postpartum period. I find organizing, cleaning, and decluttering spaces oddly enjoyable and relaxing. My biggest vices are sci-fi books, hot baths, games, tea of all kinds, and dark chocolate. My grown children would most likely say that I gave them a love of dry humor and sarcasm, a love of reading, early balding genes, and too much knowledge about babies, birth, and breastfeeding.

Erika Lidster-Burdett

Erika Lidster-Burdett

Treasurer

Photo and bio coming soon.

Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Member At Large

Photo and bio coming soon.

Rachael Kenney-Reid

Rachael Kenney-Reid

Member At Large

Rachael (she/her) is a Massachusetts native who came to Colorado with her husband, Kevin, in 2009 (the mountains were calling!). The moment they walked on campus with their son Arthur (6) they all felt the magic of MPCS. They officially joined the community infall, 2018 and have slowly begun to get more and more involved. Rachael works as a health services researcher at the VA in Aurora, evaluating a variety of healthcare initiatives. Outside of work, she loves playing outside and road trips (especially when camping is involved). She saw joining the parent council as an opportunity to give back to the community that has given her so much. She appreciates that she can take on small short term projects when time allows and lay back when life gets particularly hectic.

Jeremy Drechsler

Jeremy Drechsler

Member at Large

I am new to the MCPS community and am grateful to be a part of it. I joined Family Council looking to help build community in the school, and I thought Family Council would be a good place to start. Then I figured my life was not busy enough so why not become a board member. It is exciting to be able to work closely with the school and teachers as teachers have such an opportunity to make an impact on kids' lives. I have two small children (6 and 2). One clearly attends MCPS and one is just working on not biting her sister.

I grew up in the magical land of Long Island, New York and then slowly moved west as I matriculated through my schooling. There were stints in Ohio, Pennsylvania and now Colorado. My family and I really enjoy Colorado besides the fact that you can't find good pizza or bagels; kidding, kind of.

I spend most of his time now thinking about contraptions (balance beams, monkey bars, zip lines) I can build for my kids especially since the pandemic. My wife spends most of her time reining in these ideas which is a good thing. I do have a full time job at a state hospital and work as a physician there and have also worked in other regions of the state such as Brush and Holyoke. I like being outdoors, learning new things and spending time with my family. I am just happy to be a part of the MCPS community.