Upcoming Board Election
Paul Ramer has vacated his board position because he is moving to San Antonio. We wish him and his family all the best! We will elect a new board member to serve out the rest of Paul’s term at our next Council meeting on Thursday, January 20th. We have two candidates running for the open seat- Mike Tadros and Micah Schwalb. You can read about both candidates below.
Hello fellow skylines reader,
I’m running for the board because I believe in our school’s charter. By participating as a board member I would work to contribute positively and effectively to the school’s governance and operations.
Over the past 4 years as a parent and Horizons community member, I have regularly attended Council meetings, occasionally attended board meetings, served on the bylaws committee during the process of renewing the school’s charter, danced around like an idiot at the Halloween party, volunteered as a facilitator during the World Cafe this past summer, and have thoroughly enjoyed spending summers camping with other Horizons families and faculty.
In my day-job I work as a product manager for a software company and spend my days, collaborating, facilitating, communicating and problem solving – capabilities that I expect will come in to play as a Board member. Suzanne, my better half, is a professional photographer and has served as a classroom liaison the past 4 years. Our daughter Annabelle is a 3rd grader in Mia’s 3/4 class this year. Our dog, Bailey, is half shitzu, half poodle… and we have fun putting those 2 things together when people ask.
Here we are up at Long Lake in October, during that brief start to winter, before our second fall.
My motivations for joining the board are follows: I am a parent to two Horizons students and one Horizons alumnus. I have professional expertise in both nonprofit governance and finance, both as an attorney and as a consultant, with a specific emphasis on education-focused nonprofits. In particular, I can offer extensive experience in strategic planning and institutional development based on my six years of service on the board of Colorado Public Television, the last four as board chair, as well as years spent representing Colorado’s largest grant-making foundations on education-focused impact investments. My hope is that, by joining the HK8 board, I can contribute to broader strategic planning efforts while building upon Horizon’s historic pillars of success; namely, teacher-led education, social and emotional development of our children, and outdoor education, all with an eye towards building resilient children known for academic excellence and achievement within BVSD and beyond.
Micah Schwalb Resume