Board of Directors

The Caprock Academy Board of Directors will be comprised of from five to nine members and will always include a majority of parents. The Board will be elected by the parents/guardians of the students attending Caprock Academy and will operate according to the by-laws laid out by the schools operating committee.

 

Monthly Board Meetings
Attending our monthly Board of Directors meetings gives you a chance to learn more about Caprock Academy’s operations. You'll have the opportunity to meet and interact with other members of the school community and contribute your ideas and opinions. By participating in these meetings, you'll also be able to get a better understanding of the school's mission and vision, and how you can help support it. Whether you're a parent, teacher, staff member, or community member, we welcome your participation and look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

 

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714 24 1/2  Road Meeting ID: 863 5020 6719
Room 271 Passcode: 707033

 

Dear Parents, Students, and Staff of Caprock Academy,

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you to the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

 

Our commitment to providing a classical education remains steadfast, and we are proud of the tradition of excellence that has shaped the minds and hearts of our students over the years. It is our goal to continue to grow and adapt, it is essential to thoughtfully plan for the future.

 

Therefore, I am delighted to share with you that in the upcoming fall semester, we will be embarking on a school-wide strategic planning activity. This process will help us work collaboratively with parents, students, and staff to chart a course for our school’s continued success, ensuring that our students’ education remains relevant and impactful for generations to come.

I strongly encourage you to actively engage in this process alongside the Board of Directors. Your valuable insights and perspectives are integral to shaping the future of our school. Together, we continue to create a safe environment where every student can achieve their highest academic and character potential.

 

As we begin this journey, let us foster a collaborative spirit, where open communication and shared aspirations drive our decisions. The success of our school is a collective effort, and each member of our community plays a crucial role in nurturing an enriching learning environment.

 

I am genuinely excited about the year before us. Thank you for being part of the Caprock community and I look forward to a year of growth, inspiration, and achievement.

 

Sincerely,

 

Anna Nichols

President of the Caprock Board of Directors

 

2023-2024 Caprock Academy Board of Directors
Anna Nichols

Anna Nichols, President

Email: [email protected]

 

Anna Nichols is the founder of Discovery Leadership LLC, a leadership development company with the mission of supporting individuals and organizations through knowledge of management strategies and communication skills. Anna’s work history includes leadership roles in various industries including hospitality, retail, and most substantially higher education administration. Her passion for education led to spending ten years in formal leadership roles in higher education as well as extensive service on committees and community boards. Anna attended Colorado Mesa University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting as well as a master’s degree in business administration. Today, Anna applies her leadership knowledge to support the community that she serves as a business owner and as a board member.

 

 

Jessica Derryberry

Jessica Derryberry, Vice President

Email: [email protected]

 

Jessica Derryberry is the founder and CEO of Oils4everyone, an empowerment company that educates in personal and professional development, as well as health and wellness. She has operated the company for 11 years. Her experience includes many personal and professional development certifications along with, essential oil certifications and certifications in health and wellness. In addition, she serves on the board of Mesa County Women’s Network.  She is married with 4 kids, all who have attended Caprock over the past 13 years. She has volunteered in the classrooms, supervised recesses, as well as organized and executed fundraising for the 8th grade annual trips to Washington D.C. Her children have participated in sports and academic clubs within the school.

 

 

Kathy Cantu, Treasurer

Email: [email protected]

Kathy Cantu is a tax partner at Eide Bailly, LLP and has been there since 2006.  This is a national public accounting firm that has offices in 14 different states across the United States and can help with anything from bookkeeping to fraud investigations to IRS controversies to international taxation.  She is married and has one son that has graduated from Caprock Academy and another son that still attends Caprock Academy.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Colorado Mesa University (f/k/a Mesa State College).  Kathy is on the finance committee at Caprock and was the President of the local Western Slope Chapter of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants for seven years.

 

 

Jenna CoffmanJenna Coffman, Secretary

Email: [email protected]

 

Jenna, a data healthcare analyst for Larchwood Inns and analytic director for Primary Care Partners is a very hardworking passionate leader when it comes to her professions in public health and all that connects to it. Achieving a master’s degree for public health from Creighton University, she is more than qualified in leading our community and taking the steps needed to moving the nation to greater health. Along with her two jobs, she has 5 children, 4 of which are attending Caprock Academy and one who proudly graduated with Caprocks Academy's Class of 2021. Eager to put in volunteer hours to benefit the community, one of her biggest volunteer projects was founding Larchwood’s Hoppy Easter Festival to support the fight against Alzheimer's disease. With all this constantly keeping her busy it is hard to imagine she has free time, but when she does, she loves to hike, garden, and build projects with her family. Having knowledge on kids of all ages and the expertise and experience of the community we are glad Jenna is part of the board of directors at Caprock.   

 

 Tim Fry

Tim Fry

Email: [email protected]

 

Tim Fry is the President/CEO of Mountain Racing Products, a local manufacturing company that designs and manufactures components for the high-end bicycle industry.  The company operates facilities in Grand Junction, Colorado and Taichung, Taiwan.  He is married and has a daughter in college who graduated from Caprock Academy and a son who attends Caprock Academy.  Tim received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Adrian College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University.  Prior to moving to Grand Junction, Tim practiced law, specializing in corporate and complex litigation.  Tim also sits on several other local and state boards including the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Board, and the Grand Junction Economic Partnership Board. 

 

Joyce SekharanJoyce Sekharan

Email: [email protected]

 

Joyce Sekharan, MD FACS has been a General/Trauma/Breast Cancer Surgeon in the Grand Valley for 20 years. She was born in India and immigrated to the United States.  Joyce grew up on the East Coast, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from American University and her doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia.  She completed her surgical training in Florida and her husband convinced her to move to the Grand Valley.  Joyce is the Breast Program Director for St. Mary’s Hospital.  Under her guidance, the Breast Center became accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the only breast cancer program on the western slope to do so.  Her focus has been on providing access to care for those women who face barriers to care – economic and cultural. She has also chaired and served on St. Mary’s Cancer Committee for over 10 years.  For the last 5 years, Joyce has been on the Caprock Academy Board of Directors. Being on this Board has been a great opportunity to learn about the public education process and its challenges. She was recently appointed to the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees. She has one son in high school at Caprock Academy.

Ryan Schramm PhotoRyan Schramm

Email: [email protected]

 

Ryan is a General Manager for Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. which operates Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Ryan has resided in the Grand Valley since 2019 and has one daughter attending Caprock Kindergarten.  Ryan was practically born wearing skis and grew up as an accomplished ski racer and learned the trades of small business while working in his father’s ski and bike shops. He has a culinary degree from PCT-Penn State and has worked across multiple industries throughout his career, spanning from restaurants in New York to stints with Aramark, Sodexho and Brock and Company before returning to the ski industry full-time in 2010. Ryan has coached ski racing at many levels for the past 26 years and holds multiple national certifications.  Ryan has reshaped business through sustainable practices and transformative leadership. He has overseen more than $30M in capital projects. In addition to overseeing the daily operations and future planning of Powderhorn, he is also a frequent speaker and presenter in the ski and outdoor recreation industries.  Ryan engages in community leadership through serving on local and national boards, including Caprock, GJEP, Grand Valley Outdoor Recreation Leadership Council, Mesa County Trial Alliance, Colorado Ski Country USA, and National Ski Areas Association.

 

 

The Caprock Academy

Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of each month.

 

2023-2024 Regular Meeting Dates: 

July 11, 2023

August 8, 2023

September 12, 2023

*October 17, 2023

November 14, 2023

December 12, 2023

*January 16, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 11, 2024

 

*Please note that the October meeting will be on Oct.17th due to Fall Break.

 

*Please note that the January meeting will be on Jan. 16th pursuant to the approval at the December Board Meeting.