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 principles of ISDenver over the long-term, even as the students, families, and school faculty and staff 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
|Ari Blum||Vice Chair|
|Megan Carrington||Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair|
Member, Building Committee Chair
|Paul Olk||Member, Advancement Committee Chair|
|Bob Carignan||Head of School, Ex-Officio Member|
|Vanessa Rodriguez||PTO President, Ex-Officio Member|
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.
Under this established governance model, the HOS is the Chief Executive Officer of the school and is tasked with running all day-to day aspects of ISDenver, including all academic, extracurricular, enrollment, safety, facilities, personnel, and all parental matters. The Board’s role is long-term and strategic in nature.
The ISDenver Board is held accountable for the moral, legal, and financial stewardship of the institution. ISDenver Board governance practices are upheld in the following ways: 1) ISDenver annual independent audit; 2) reviewed annually by the Head of School; 3) through an annual internal Board assessment; 4) fiscal accountability presented in the ISDenver Annual Report; and 5) the ISDenver Board retains counsel specializing in non-profit governance for oversight throughout the year.