Board of Directors

Jonathan Nye

jnye@AspenViewAcademy.org

Jonathan Nye is Board President.  He is a seasoned business professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Jonathan has worked in technology and business management capacities spanning a broad range of industries and relocated to Colorado in 2001.  Jonathan is passionate about developing Aspen View Academy into an educational landmark in Castle Rock to serve the needs of the community and south Douglas County.  Jonathan and his wife Rachelle live in Castle Rock with their three children.


Julie Casten

jcasten@AspenViewAcademy.org

Julie Casten is Board Vice President. Presently, Julie works as the Academic Engagement Administrator for Pikes Peak Online School and Colorado Preparatory Academy, a position which combines Julie’s passion for students and her community, with her skills and knowledge in managing work flow and balancing financial influences. Julie has successfully implemented a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) at both schools, with a focus on a robust Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.

Prior to her current role, Julie worked within the construction industry, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University. Go Rams! Julie and her two beautiful children have lived in Castle Rock since 1982.


Troy Schroeder

tschroeder@AspenViewAcademy.org

Troy Schroeder is Board Treasurer.  He was born in Denver, Colorado, the oldest of four, andis a third generation Colorado Native.  Troy, his wife Holly, and their two boys have called Douglas County home since 2000.  He received his Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1995. After graduating, Troy began his professional career with Arthur Andersen in Denver.  Troy currently serves the Chief Financial Officer at Haselden Construction.  Troy maintains an active CPA license in Colorado and is a member of the Colorado Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Construction Financial Managers Association.

 


Tom Ruekert

truekert@AspenViewAcademy.org

Tom Ruekert is an at-large member of the board.  He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is currently a Regional Sales Manager for a local flooring distribution company.  Tom has always had a strong involvement in the community through supervising a city pool program, officiating basketball for almost 10 years as well as coaching grade school and high school soccer and basketball. Tom looks forward to the opportunity of bringing another charter school to Castle Rock.  Tom and his wife Katie have been living in Castle Rock with their two boys since 2010.


Ryan Hybarger

rhybarger@aspenviewacademy.org

Ryan Hybarger is Secretary of the Board. He is a graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a minor in Accounting.  He is currently Vice President for a commercial insurance brokerage firm and maintains the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.  His previous experience includes managing the Construction and Real Estate Practice Group out of Denver for a national insurance broker.  Ryan and his wife decided to relocate to Colorado in 2011 to take advantage of the state’s outdoor and healthy lifestyle.  They currently live in Castle Rock and have a daughter that attends Aspen View Academy.


Eric Patton

epatton@aspenviewacademy.org

Eric Patton is an at-large member of the Board and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of WealthSource Partners, a multi-state wealth management company with operational headquarters in Centennial, CO.  Prior to merging into WealthSource Partners, Mr. Patton was the Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Avant-Garde Advisors. Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, from the University of Wyoming where he met and married his wife, Jennifer.  Eric and his wife are also owners of Cars Helping Charities, a national car processing company for charitable vehicle donations.  They have resided in the Meadows of Castle Rock since 2006 with their two boys, one of which currently attends Aspen View Academy.  They are currently expecting their third son and are avid supporters of the Denver Broncos, the University of Wyoming, their community and Aspen View Academy.

AVA Board Working Sessions/Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted.

Please check the Event Calendar for updates.

Board of Director Meeting agendas and minutes will be added as they become available. Previous year archives for BoD minutes are at the bottom of this page.

Month

Agenda

Minutes

AP Reports

2018-2019

December 12-18 12-18
November 11-8-2018 11-8-18
October 10-18-18 10-18-18
September 9-20-18 9-20-18
August 8-16-18 8-16-18

2017-2018

June 6-23-18 06-23-18
May 5-10-18 5-10-18
April 4-12-18  4-12-18
March Special Board Meeting 3-14-18

3-8-18

3-14-18

3-8-18

February 2-8-18 2-08-18
January 1-11-18 1-11-18
December 12-14-17 12-14-17
November 11-9-17 11-9-17
October 10-12-17 10-12-17
September 9-21-17 9-21-17
August 8-17-17 8-17-17

For all previous Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes please click here

 

Per AVA Bylaws, the board will appoint a candidate to fill the remainder of the term for board seat #3 ending on May 1, 2018 at which time the seat will be up for election by AVA parents and staff.

Seat No. Term End Date Elected/

Appointed

Board Member Board Position
1 5/1/2020 E Ryan Hybarger Secretary
2 5/1/2020 A Troy Schroeder Treasurer
3 5/1/2021 E Eric Patton Member At-Large
4 5/1/2021 A Jonathan Nye President
5 5/1/2019 A Julie Casten Vice President
6 5/1/2019 E Tom Ruekert Member At-Large
7 5/1/2019 A Open Member At-Large

Governing Board Opening Update

The AVA Board is happy to announce that after opening up Board Seat #3 for nominations, Eric Patton ran unopposed and was awarded the seat at the April 14th Board meeting. His term will be effective May 1, 2018 through May 1, 2021.

The AVA Board will conduct a separate election around the same time next year for Board Seat #6 which expires on May 1, 2019.

Please contact Ryan Hybarger at rhybarger@aspenviewacademy.org with any questions.

AVA Charter Contract 2013-2016

AVA Charter Application

Bylaws 4-5-16

Visualizing Board Systems, Tools, & Rhythms for

STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE

The Aspen View Academy opened to provide parents another school of choice in Castle Rock.  As we enter our sixth year of operations, the BOD embarked on a planning process designed to assess the current environment, chart a course for the future and define a sustainable model that enhances AVA for our students and broader school community.

Using the most up-to-date facts and figures the Strategic Plan is intended to act as a “road map” for future growth, establishing priority impact areas and defining key tactics that will be necessary to achieve the long term goal of providing educational excellence, growing and ensuring academic success and giving back to the AVA community. 

You can access the current draft of the AVA Strategic Plan.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

The primary function of the Finance Committee of Aspen View Academy (“AVA” or “the Charter School”) is to assist the Board of Directors (“the Board”) in fulfilling its responsibilities by advising the Board, and in certain instances by acting on behalf of the Board, on matters relating to AVA’s finance, accounting and investment policies.

The Finance Committee has established the financial policies and procedures herein to ensure:

  1. The Board, respective committees and the administrative staff of AVA understand their financial fiduciary responsibilities;
  2. AVA administration is informed with respect to the expected frequency of financial reporting and analysis and the amount of detail required by the Board;
  3. All financial dealings including, but not limited to, cash management, contractual dealings and fundraising operations of or related to AVA operate through the Charter School’s administration;
  4. Assets are protected and managed properly;
  5. Appropriate forecasting and budgeting of financial needs;
  6. Maintenance of accurate records of AVA’s financial activities; and
  7. Compliance with federal, state, and local legal and reporting requirements.

The Finance Committee is comprised of a Chairperson, who is the Treasurer of the Board, as well as a minimum of two additional members, each of whom are free of any relationship that would interfere with the exercise of his or her independent judgment as a member of the Committee.  Committee members are required to have creditable finance or accounting backgrounds and their appointments to the Financial Committee are subject to background checks and an application review processes by the Board Treasurer and/or Committee Chairperson.  The Finance Committee is responsible for maintaining and, as appropriate, updating the financial policies herein, subject to final approval by the Board.  Exceptions to written policies may only be made with the prior approval of the Finance Committee and the Board.

Changes or amendments to these policies may be approved by the Board at any time.   A complete review of the policies shall be conducted every two years and any revisions hereto must be approved by the Board at that time.

The current version of AVA’s Finance Committee Policies will be published on AVA’s website.  When revisions are made to these policies, updates will be posted to the website within 5 business days of Board approval.

Every Board member and every Principal with financial related responsibility is expected to be familiar with and operate within the parameters of these policies and guidelines.

FINANCE MEMBERS

Troy Schroeder

Rob Bourgeois

AGENDAS AND MINUTES

Committee Meeting Minutes will be added as they become available.

Month

Agenda

Minutes

2018-2019

November 11/6/2018
October 10/16/2018
September 9/18/2018
August 8/16/2018

2017-2018

April April, 2018

2016-2017

May May 4, 2017
April April 5, 2017
February February 28, 2017
January January 31, 2017
November November 01, 2016
October October 20, 2016
August August 30, 2016

2015-2016

December December 10, 2015
November Novebmer 18, 2015

2014-2015

May May 13, 2015
October October 15, 2014

The 2015-2016 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results are in! Please click here to view results.

SAC Bylaws

SAC Calendar

THE PURPOSE OF THE SAC

The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education.Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee (“DAC”) or Board of Education).

THE GOVERNING BOARD AND THE SAC

What is the relationship between a charter school’s governing board and its School Accountability Committee?

Charter schools are administered and governed by a governing body in a mannner agreed to and set forth in the charter contract. Colorado law allows the State Board to waive for charter schools many of the state requirements and rules promulgated by the State Board, which includes statutory and regulatory requirements of the Education Accountability Act 2009. Charter Schools authorized by the Charter School Institute may not waive any statute or rule relating to the creation of and membership requirements for School Accountability Committees (see section 22-30.5-507(7), C.R.S.), but they can seek waivers from section 22-11-402, C.R.S., concerning the duties of the School Accountability Committee.

Charter schools may choose to have one or two members of their governing body serve on the School Accountability Committee in order to complete any of the required duties of the School Accountability Committee. In the alternative, governing boards may establish both a School Accountability Committee and Finance Committee that report to the governing board on all tasks that are delegated to them, including making recommendations for the school’s improvement plan and making recommendations on school spending priorities.

Our Mission

Aspen View Academy will succeed through academic excellence in a challenging and stimulating learning environment that emphasizes math, technology and language arts, enabling our students to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, strong community members and future leaders.

Our Vision

We recognize that an education is incomplete without fostering the arts, sports, nature, and character. Together, with our students, faculty, parents and community, we will develop civic and personal responsibility, intellectual passion and differentiated instruction in a safe, orderly, balanced and nurturing environment.