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

Becca Bay

Becca Bay
Recording Secretary
Secretario de grabación
Biography

Becca Bay
Becca Bay
Recording Secretary
Secretario de grabación
Meet Becca Bay

Starting in 2014 with the inaugural staff of Salida del Sol, Becca Bay taught for four years in first and fourth grades. During which, she participated on the Education Technology committee and served as the staff representative on the board of directors. She now owns and operates her own café and general store in Timnath, CO. She continues to work part-time for Salida del Sol as the recording secretary to the board of directors as a way to serve the multicultural community.

A partir de 2014 con el personal inaugural de Salida del Sol, Becca Bay enseñó durante cuatro años en primero y cuarto grado. Durante el cual, participó en el comité de Tecnología Educativa y se desempeñó como representante del personal en la junta directiva. Ahora es propietaria y opera su propia cafetería y tienda general en Timnath, CO. Continúa trabajando a tiempo parcial para Salida del Sol como secretaria de actas de la junta directiva como una forma de servir a la comunidad multicultural.

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Tara White

Tara White
Co-Chair/Parent Member
Copresidente / Miembro padre
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Biography

Tara White
Tara White
Co-Chair/Parent Member
Copresidente / Miembro padre
Meet Tara White

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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Thelma Edgerton

Thelma Edgerton
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
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Biography

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

Thelma is a community representative on the SDSA Board of Directors. A native of eastern Kentucky, she spent most of her life in Jacksonville, Florida before moving to Greeley, Colorado to earn a doctorate in psychology. Thelma is retired from District Six where she coordinated gifted/talented programs and school-wide enrichment.

Her passion has always been to challenge all students and staff to reach for the stars. She designed and implemented the Young Chautauqua program in Greeley. Thelma has served on several boards, volunteered with many organizations, and advocated for families and women, especially survivors of abuse. In 2006, she was chosen as the outstanding woman in education in Weld County.

Thelma es representante de la comunidad en la Junta Directiva de SDSA. Originaria del este de Kentucky, pasó la mayor parte de su vida en Jacksonville, Florida antes de mudarse a Greeley, Colorado para obtener un doctorado en psicología. Thelma está jubilada del Distrito Seis, donde coordinó programas para dotados/talentosos y enriquecimiento en toda la escuela.

Su pasión siempre ha sido desafiar a todos los estudiantes y al personal a alcanzar las estrellas. Diseñó e implementó el programa Young Chautauqua en Greeley. Thelma ha servido en varias juntas, se ha ofrecido como voluntaria en muchas organizaciones y ha abogado por familias y mujeres, especialmente sobrevivientes de abuso. En 2006, fue elegida como la mujer más destacada en educación en el condado de Weld.

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John Valencia

John Valencia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Biography

John Valencia
John Valencia
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Meet John Valencia

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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Jerry Manzer

Jerry Manzer
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Biography

Jerry Manzer
Jerry Manzer
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Meet Jerry Manzer

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

Anna Cruz
Parent Member (Interim)
Miembro principal (interino)
Biography

Anna Cruz
Anna Cruz
Parent Member (Interim)
Miembro principal (interino)
Meet Anna Cruz

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.

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.

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Omar Gutierrez

Omar Gutierrez
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Biography

Omar Gutierrez
Omar Gutierrez
Community Member
Miembro de la comunidad
Meet Omar Gutierrez

Omar Gutierrez serves as the assistant chief patient services officer for Sunrise Community Health, a non-profit, federally qualified health center providing affordable access and quality care to all in our communities here in Northern Colorado. Omar was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, a bordering city with Matamoros, Tamaulipas Mexico. He is a first generation Mexican American, learning English as a second language, which is a reason for his desire to serve at Salida Del Sol Academy. He believes in the dual language mission of SDSA, the culture, and the people we serve. Omar brings his 20 plus years of leadership and healthcare experience to serve on this board with the goal to continue to build the next generation of leaders and professionals in our community.

Omar Gutiérrez se desempeña como subdirector de servicios al paciente de Sunrise Community Health, un centro de salud sin fines de lucro calificado a nivel federal que brinda acceso asequible y atención de calidad a todas nuestras comunidades aquí en el norte de Colorado. Omar nació y creció en Brownsville, Texas, ciudad fronteriza con Matamoros, Tamaulipas México. Él es un mexicoamericano de primera generación que aprende inglés como segundo idioma, razón por la cual desea servir en la Academia Salida Del Sol. Él cree en la misión bilingüe de SDSA, la cultura y las personas a las que servimos. Omar aporta sus más de 20 años de liderazgo y experiencia en atención médica para servir en esta junta con el objetivo de continuar construyendo la próxima generación de líderes y profesionales en nuestra comunidad.

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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 Unidos.

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 Padre Unidos.