Temple Grandin School is currently receiving applications for new board members. If you believe in the mission and work of TGS, are willing to take an active (working) role in its creation and foundational structures and health, please contact us. We are particularly looking for experience in our community and involvement in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Fundraising and Government, although other areas will be considered.
Current Board Members
Charles Bergren - Board Co-Chair
MSEE, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
BA, Theoretical Mathematics, Cornell University
Charles is a father and Software Engineer with Keymark Enterprises where he works in the development of CAD software for the architectural and construction industries. He has done extensive work with C++ using Visual Studios and has a record of community leadership and teaching. He coached a winning Lacrosse team, taught community college and spent forty years (and counting) as an electrical engineer in the communications and software industries. He developed a JAVA software system for retinal ID scanning and identification and wrote a 288-page book on robotics which is under contract to McGraw Hill. Charles’ son will be a student at TGS this fall.
Mike Campbell - Board Co-Chair
MA, American Intellectual & Social History, University of Colorado BA, Ft. Lewis College
Mike is a native of Colorado. Born in Denver, he and his wife, Marji, a long time Elementary School teacher, spent most of their life together in Arvada. Education runs strong in his family as his daughter, Caroline, is a Professor of European History at the University of North Dakota, and his son, Tom, is completing his Ph.D. in Theater at Southern Illinois University where he is also a graduate teaching assistant.
Although it doesn’t sound like it from his current activities, Mike is recently retired after almost forty years in public education. He then joined the faculty of Regis University as an Affiliate Faculty and Instructor in the Principal Licensure and Curriculum and Instruction Masters of Ed. Program, where he also serves as a Curriculum Developer. Mike also serves on the Colorado Staff Development Council Advisory Board. In his spare time, Mike serves with the Peer Review of Educator Preparation Programs (PREPP). This project is in response to CDE’s need to verify that all Colorado-based educator preparation program content aligns with Colorado state standards and is mandated by the Colorado Legislature to ensure that Educator Preparation programs offered by Colorado institutions of higher education (IHE) are meeting the Performance Based Standards for Colorado Teachers (PBSCT).
Mike has served in many roles within public education. After, and often during, his 24 years in the classroom, he served as Coordinator of Alternative Programs, Staff Developer, K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator, Coordinator for At-risk and Crisis Programs, Trainer for Suicide Intervention, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal (3 years), Principal (10 years) and Metanoia Dynamics—Educational Consultant.
Nadia Repenning – Board Secretary
Nadia is CEO of AgentSheets, Inc., an educational software company in Boulder. After obtaining a business degree in her native Switzerland, Nadia moved with her husband to Colorado while he pursued a doctorate at the University of Colorado. They decided to remain in Boulder, and in 1996, founded AgentSheets, Inc. to commercialize his simulation-authoring software for use in education. Nadia has been at the helm of the commercial aspect of building the company; winning grants from the National Science Foundation, managing projects, finances, launching products, and running the day-to-day operations of the company. AgentSheets, Inc. software has been used by everyone from grade school students to NASA scientists. Nadia speaks four languages. She is a published author and has been invited to speak internationally about educational technology.
Nadia has a long history of volunteering her expertise in Boulder County, working for the Red Cross, and in schools across the district. She has also worked to promote the use of proven technology in education through the CSIA, and other national organizations. Through AgentSheets, Inc., Nadia spearheads the corporate giving across national lines, bringing technology to underprivileged school districts, enrichment programs, and reservation schools.
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
BA, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nathan is a partner at Gross Hartman LLC where his practice focuses on corporate, securities and transactional matters, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law disclosure and compliance. He represents companies in a broad range of industries, including software, telecommunications, life sciences, medical devices, clean technologies, and manufacturing.
Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife Valerie and their three young daughters, Meredith, Olivia and Milaina. He is also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Boulder.
Mary Kay Braccio
PhD, Educational Psychology, SUNY Albany
Certificate of Advanced Study, School Psychology, SUNY Albany
BA, Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Mary Kay is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has been involved with education and students with unique learning profiles throughout her career. She is passionate about building educational programs and support systems that emphasize a student’s strengths, and allow the student to excel at and enjoy learning. Mary Kay worked for many years in Jefferson County Schools, then with the school psychology graduate program at the University of Colorado Denver. She has been active professionally with her national and state organizations, and as a volunteer at her three children’s schools. She was a founding member and chair of the National School Psychology Certification Board and a member of the Teacher and Special Services Professional Standards Board at Colorado Dept of Education. Mary Kay recently completed the Certificate in Autism graduate continuing education program at CU Denver.
Mary Kay has closely followed the development of Temple Grandin School. As a school psychologist she is excited about the opportunities that are happening for students at Temple Grandin School.
BS, Regis University, Accounting, Magna cum Laude
April is a high-level corporate controller and analyst with seventeen years in corporate and management accounting. She brings skills to help TGS assess its strengths and weaknesses and find solutions and enhancements to maximize TGS’ organizational health and stability.
As a management professional with international business experience, April has worked in technology, public tax accounting, and much more. With her extensive business experience, financial acumen and passion for kids we expect TGS’ strong organization to be strengthened and even better prepared for meeting our kids needs.