Your 2018-2019 Parent Council Board is:
President – Ada Thomas
Vice President – Leah Hickler
Secretary – Sarah Spica
Treasurer – Jenny Douglass
Member at Large – Monica Benway
Member at Large – Molly Johnson
Member at Large – Megan Shellman
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"Ex"-scientist quasi-engineer, turned full-time momma to three who recently finished a spiritual coaching certification. Loves reading, writing, hiking, camping, sewing, horsing around, learning new things, and anything mountainous, oceanic, or in between. Life is good, ALL the time!
Leah was born and raised in Durango, Colorado. Denver has been her home since she met and married her love in 2000. They now have 3 children Colton, Caelee, and Cora and two Maltese doggies. Their family loves crafty indoor activities and being outside as much as possible hiking, swimming, walking, running, biking, climbing, paddle boarding, yoga, snowboarding, and gardening. They choose a whole food plant-based lifestyle and use sustainable practices whenever possible because we love animals, our environment, and our earth. They have been at Mountain Phoenix since the beginning and have seen it get better and better over the years. She loves Mountain Phoenix and has been a very active volunteer before becoming an assistant teacher last year.
Sarah Spica loves being a Mountain Phoenix mom and learning more about the vast insight in Waldorf pedagogy. Originally from a small, rural town in Michigan, she attended college for art in Pittsburgh and finally landed in Denver in 2001, where she found a new and lasting love in horticulture and landscaping. She also enjoys cooking and talking long hikes with friends and family. Sarah is looking forward to serving the community through Parent Council and the Gardening committee this year.
Jenny grew up in Montana and lived in many different places before moving to Denver with her husband Dan, having two babies (now 9 and 11), and finally feeling at home as a parent at Mountain Phoenix. Jenny feels that our strength as humans and as families comes from community, which why Mountain Phoenix is such a special place. When she's not working at her day job building community with citizens who want to stand up for a more sustainable future, at home Jenny loves to garden, spend lots of time outside especially in mountains, and teach knitting to anyone.