School Board

Sam Edwards
Board Chair: Sam Edwards currently works as the Senior Director of Relief Programs at Springs Rescue Mission. He has held managerial positions for a number of organizations over the last twenty years, where he has honed his skills in marketing, communications and the training of staff and volunteers. Mr. Edwards graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College with a BA in Organizational Communication. He and his wife have one child at MacLaren. [2nd Term: April 2020]
 
 
Board Vice-Chair: Melissa Musick Nussbaum has been a writer and lecturer for over 15 years. She has published books as well as written numerous articles for national publications. She has won several national awards for her writing. She has also served on a handful of committees and advisory councils at local, national and international levels. She received her B.A. in English and German from Grinnell College and later earned a Masters of Theology from St. Thomas Seminary. She and her husband have five children and ten grandchildren, one of whom attends MacLaren. [1st Term: July 2018]

Rebecca von Boeck
Board Secretary: Rebecca von Boeck is a phlebotomist working full time for Colorado Laboratory Services. She has worked in this field on and off for the past twenty years, taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mother when her children were young. She also is writing a book on diet and nutrition and its effect on one's health. She and her husband have two children; one at MacLaren and one who is an alumnus of MacLaren. Mrs. von Boeck received her Bachelor of Social Work from Texas Women's University. [2nd Term plus extension: June 2018]
 
Eileen Johnston Board Treasurer: Eileen Johnston is the CFO for James Irwin Charter Schools. She has worked as an accountant and director of finance/CFO for several organizations over the past thirty years. She has been a member of the MacLaren Finance Committee since its inception. Mrs. Johnston received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. [2nd Term plus extension: August 2018]

 
Board Directors: 

Jim HeitzmannJim Heitzmann has over thirty years of experience in overseeing and directly managing restaurants along the Front Range. Now retired from this work, he continues to do consulting work as well as invest in local real estate opportunities. He also assists his wife, a published novelist, with the business side of her writing career. Mr. Heitzmann graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Political Science and received a Masters in International Management from the Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. He and his wife have four grown children. [2nd Term: March 2018] 
 

Tim SeibertTim Seibert was a member of the founding Board of Thomas MacLaren School. He completed one term during which he served as Board Secretary, Board Vice-Chair and Board Chair as well as heading up the Facilities Committee. After a three year break, he has been reappointed onto the Board and serves again as the chair of the Facilities Committee. Mr. Seibert is an owner/principal in the land planning and landscape architecture firm N.E.S. As a small business owner, Mr. Seibert must be actively engaged in the financial and operational aspects of the company; he is also the principal-in-charge of many planning, design, and construction projects throughout Colorado. Mr. Seibert received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Ball State University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from the University of Colorado. He and his wife have two children at MacLaren. [2nd Term: June 2020]

Tim Fuller has taught at Colorado College since 1965. He served as Acting President from August 2001 to January 2002. Before that he was Dean of the Faculty and College from 1992 to 1999. He chaired the Political Science Department from 1985 to 1991. He received a Ph.D. (with distinction) from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) in 1971, an M.A. in 1965 and a B.A. from Kenyon College in 1961. He is widely published in his field of philosophy and political science. [1st Term: December 2018]
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