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Beacon Zone Board

The Beacon Network Schools Innovation Zone will empower Beacon Schools with collective flexibilities and resources; support for teachers and leaders to learn together, grow, and excel; and community ownership and involvement, in order to codify the Beacon Model and sustain it to improve outcomes for students.

Innovation Zones have an independent, community-based nonprofit organization that helps coordinate work across the schools in a Zone. An Innovation Zone nonprofit may have one or more employees to do work to support all (or some) of the schools in the Zone. See here for the organization’s form 990.

What is an Innovation School?

Passed in 2008, the Innovation Schools Act provides a pathway for schools to develop practices to better meet the needs of individual students, allowing sites more autonomy to make decisions at the school-level. Innovation status must be approved by a local school board and the Colorado Department of Education through a multi-faceted application process.

BNS’s innovation plan allows for:

  • A more rigorous college prep curriculum,
  • Blended learning with technology-based instruction, applications, and assessments,
  • A system for frequently analyzing student data, and
  • Research-based interventions that result in high growth and achievement.

Board Members

Eliot Lewis

Eliot Lewis

Board Chair

Accounting & Financial Planning

Karolina Villagrana

Karolina Villagrana

Board Co-Chair

Community Engagement

ReneE Martinez

ReneE Martinez

Board Member

Secretary &
Education Policy

Shi Lynn Coleman

Shi Lynn Coleman

Secretary

Public Policy

Ryan Conover

Ryan Conover

Board Member

Peter Schell

Peter Schell

Board Member

Business Development 

Parent and Teacher Council

Boni Sanchez-Flores

Boni Sanchez-Flores

KBMS Parent Council Member

Ryan Archibald

Ryan Archibald

GBMS Parent Council Member

Taylor Hammrich

Taylor Hammrich

KBMS Teacher Council Member

Jeff Kurtz

Jeff Kurtz

GBMS Teacher Council Member

Meeting Minutes & Notices

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Board Meeting Notices

See the upcoming agenda items for the Beacon Zone Board to disscuss. As well as how you can watch the meeting online.

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Board Meeting Notices

See the upcoming agenda items for the Beacon Zone Board to disscuss. As well as how you can watch the meeting online.

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Board Meeting Minutes

See notes and minutes from past board meetings.

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Board Meeting Minutes

See notes and minutes from past board meetings.

Board Meeting Notices

See the upcoming agenda items for the Beacon Zone Board to disscuss. As well as how you can watch the meeting online.

Board Meeting Minutes

See notes and minutes from past board meetings.