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Board of Directors

The purpose of the International School of Denver Board of Directors is to ensure perpetuation of a strong institution through upholding the mission, vision and principals of ISD over the long-term, even as the students, families and school faculty and staff members change.

ISDenver is a nonprofit organization administered by a Board of Directors. The Head of School and the PTO President are also ex-officio voting members of the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors Information

Board Members and Roles

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors
Wendy WarePresident
Kenton EpardVice President and Building Committee Chair
John SchweerTreasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Chalyse RobinsonSecretary and Personnel Committee Chair
Anne MounseyAdvancement Committee Chair
Ari BlumMember
Megan CarringtonMember
Dan KozlowskiMember
Kurt PletcherMember, HOS Search Committee Chair
Jeff SankoffMember
David MagillInterim Head of School, Ex-Officio Member
Amanda DoddsPTO President, Ex-Officio Member

Board Governance and Accountability

The ISDenver Board of Directors strives to operate in accordance with the “governance” model followed by top international schools and US independent schools who are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), respectively. The Board and HOS work in accordance with a strategic plan that establishes annual goals and action plans that lead to continuous and significant improvement in the educational experience of the students.

Within the governance model, the NAIS International Trustee Handbook (Trustee Handbook) states that independent school Boards must be held accountable for the moral, legal and financial stewardship of the institution. The ISDenver Board incorporates these accountability standards in its decision making and specifically focuses on the following five areas of school governance as advocated by the Trustee Handbook:

  1. Financial stability
  2. Applicable state and federal laws and regulations
  3. ISDenver Bylaws, policies and administrative procedures
  4. Policies and procedures to manage and avoid conflicts of interest
  5. Ensuring appropriate levels of risk management

ISDenver Board governance practices are upheld in the following ways: 1) they are part of the school’s annual independent audit, 2) they are reviewed annually by the Head of School, 3) they are reviewed through an internal Board assessment, 4) they are reviewed as part of the annual parent survey, 5) fiscal accountability is presented in the ISDenver Annual Report published each spring and 6) the ISDenver Board retains counsel specializing in non-profit governance for oversight throughout the year.

Board Meetings

All board meetings include an open session that is open to the school community. If you would like to be included in the public comments agenda, please forward topic and contact info to

2016-2017 Board Meeting Dates

The ISDenver Board Meeting Dates are as follows:

  • Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

All Board Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. Location will be announced in advance of each meeting. Should any of these dates change, updated times will be published here and in our weekly newsletter.

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

ISDenver recently completed a strategic planning process with the overarching goal of transforming into a top-tier international school over the next five years. This included updating the mission, vision, values & beliefs and learning principles of the school. This included input throughout the process from parents, students, faculty, staff and the Board of Directors of ISDenver, through surveys and focus groups conducted by Deb Welch.

Our Strategic Plan