Governing Board

Mesa Directiva

The purpose of SDSA's governing board is to set the general direction and policy of our school. Though our board does not manage the day-to-day operations at Salida del Sol, it does act as an accountability measure to ensure we meet the needs of our students and adhere to our vision and mission statements. Our board also oversees the financial stability of the academy and deals with school-related issues as prescribed in our bylaws.

El propósito de la Mesa Directiva del SDSA es establecer la dirección y la política de nuestra escuela en general. Aunque nuestros miembros no forman parte de las operaciones del día a día en la Salida del Sol, actúan como una medida de la rendición de cuentas para garantizar la satisfacción de las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y que se cumplan las declaraciones de nuestra visión y misión. Nuestra Mesa Directiva también vela por la estabilidad financiera de la academia y se ocupa de cuestiones relacionadas con la escuela como se prescribe en nuestros estatutos.

Meeting Information

SDSA Board Meetings are public, held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. Join us in the SDSA Media Center for our next meeting!

Información de la Reunión

¡La mesa directiva de SDSA se reúne el primer y tercer miércoles de cada mes a las 5:00 p.m. Acompañemos en la biblioteca de SDSA para nuestra próxima reunión!

Board Members

Dr. Richard (Dick) Wood
Board Treasurer
Tesorero de la Junta
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Dr. Richard (Dick) Wood
Dr. Richard (Dick) Wood
Board Treasurer
Tesorero de la Junta
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Becca Bay
Recording Secretary
Secretario de grabación
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Becca Bay
Becca Bay
Recording Secretary
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Tara White
Co-Chair/Parent Member
Copresidente / Miembro padre
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Tara White
Tara White
Co-Chair/Parent Member
Copresidente / Miembro padre
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Tara White is one of the parent representatives on the board and has two daughters who attend Salida del Sol Academy. She is currently employed as the budget director at the University of Northern Colorado. She resides in Greeley with her family. They regularly enjoy the great outdoors (camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing) together.

Tara White es una de las representantes de padres de familia en la mesa directiva y tiene dos hijas que asisten a la Salida del Sol Academy. Actualmente trabaja como Directora de Presupuesto en la Universidad del Norte de Colorado. Ella reside en Greeley con su familia y regularmente disfrutan del aire libre (ir de campamento, escalar, caza y pesca).

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Dr. Thelma Edgerton
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Dr. Thelma Edgerton
Dr. Thelma Edgerton
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Meet Dr. Thelma Edgerton

Thelma Bear Edgerton has worked as an educator for most of her adult life. She is a past coordinator of gifted/talented programs in Clay County Florida and advanced academics coordinator in Weld County School District Six. She has a doctorate in psychology, a BA in education and an MA in counseling. Thelma worked in Florida with Family Resources, Child Guidance, and with parents who were court-ordered to attend counseling. She is currently on the Board of Salida del Sol Academy, Editorial Board of the Greeley Tribune, Executive Board of the Go West Film Fest, and High Plains Chautauqua Program Committee. She developed and implemented the Young Chautauqua Program in Greeley/Evans Schools and is the director of the program. Thelma has taught students from first grade through graduate programs and has volunteered in many organizations in Florida and Greeley. She was a CASA volunteer for eight and a half years. Her passion is working with families, women, and children to assist them in growing intellectually and emotionally.

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John Valencia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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John Valencia
John Valencia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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A veteran of the navy, John served two tours of Viet Nam on river boats. Originally from Wyoming, John moved to Colorado at an early age. He graduated from College High school (now University Schools) and attended Aims Community College. In addition to various sales positions, John is the former owner and operator of the Great San Francisco Seafood Company, which had locations in Greeley, Fort Collins, and Boulder. Eventually he transitioned into real estate and has been a realtor for the last 34 years. He is currently the president of Sears Real Estate. Prior to joining the Salida del Sol Academy Board, John served on the school's Accountability Committee for three years. Other boards and commissions include past president of the Country Club West Association, board member of A Woman’s Place, and eight years on the Greeley Planning Commission.

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Aracely Garcia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Aracely Garcia
Aracely Garcia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Aracely is a native of Mexico. Prior to moving to the United States, she worked in the accounting field. Upon her arrival, Araceli began working as a substitute teacher at Greeley-Evans School District 6. She progressed through the district and a few years later became a third-grade teacher at Billie Martinez, a district elementary school. She subsequently returned to the accounting field and worked as the finance director of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church for eleven years. A married mother of 2, Araceli currently works at Weld County Garage and has one child enrolled at Salida del Sol Academy.

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Jerry Manzer
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Jerry Manzer
Jerry Manzer
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Jerry Manzer was raised in Springfield, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree. He received his law degree from the University of Denver School of Law in 2003. Mr. Manzer was licensed to practice law in Colorado in 2004. He proudly served as a deputy Colorado state public defender for two years prior to entering private practice.

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Anna Cruz
Parent Member (Interim)
Miembro principal (interino)
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Anna Cruz
Anna Cruz
Parent Member (Interim)
Miembro principal (interino)
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Anna Cruz is native to Colorado, having been born and raised in Greeley. She attended District 6 schools, graduated from AIMS Community College with two associates degrees, transferred to the University of Northern Colorado, and received her bachelor of science degree in human services. Anna also obtained a Certified Addictions Counselor III credential. She served as a founding board member of Salida Del Sol Academy, participated with Padres Unidos, District Accountability Committee, and School Accountability Committee. She and her husband have five children and three grandchildren, and their youngest two have attended Salida del Sol Academy since opening its doors in 2014.

Anna Cruz es nativa de Colorado, nacio y crecio en Greeley. Asistió a las escuelas del Distrito 6, se graduó de AIMS Community College con dos títulos de Asociados, de ahí continuó en la Universidad del Norte de Colorado y recibió su Licenciatura en Ciencias en Servicios Humanos, y también obtuvo un certificado de Consejera de Adicciones Certificada III. Fue miembro de la fundación de la Mesa Directiva en Salida del Sol Academy, participó con Padres Unidos, en el Comité de Responsabilidad del Distrito y el Comité de Responsabilidad Escolar. Ella y su esposo tienen cinco hijos y tres nietos, y sus dos hijos más pequeños han asistido a Salida del Sol Academy desde que abrió sus puertas en el 2014.

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Accountability Committee

As part of our governing board, the Accountability Committee helps us make decisions about staff competency, instructional effectiveness, and our budget. Learn more at our Padre Unidas meetings.

Comité de Responsabilidad

Como parte de nuestro consejo de administración, el Comité de Responsabilidad nos ayuda a tomar decisiones acerca de la competencia del personal, eficacia de la instrucción, y nuestro presupuesto. Aprenda más en nuestras reuniones de Padre Unidas.