Director of Accreditation
For the past twenty-five years, Mary Vedra has served as an educational leader in positions of increasing responsibility from a building level principal, and Associate Superintendent in parochial and public schools, Quality Education Auditor for an international private school system.
Responsibilities in these positions have included: Visionary Leadership and Strategic Planning; AdvancED System Accreditation, International Baccalaureate Programme Authorization, and School Improvement Planning; Human Resource Development and Evaluation; Instructional and Administrative Supervision; Designing and Delivering Professional Training Programs; Reviewing and Revising Standards-aligned Curricula and Assessments; and, Researching, Developing, Implementing, Benchmarking, and Managing Innovative Student-Centered, Outcome-focused, Instructional Programs and Technologically Efficient Information Systems.
With extensive experience working with corporate, public, charter and private schools systems around the world, Mary brings a unique blend of real-world experience and evidence-based research to her work. She has a deep commitment and passion for educational reform initiatives and has continually kept abreast of current research, promising practices, and quality programs being implemented in schools today.
Director of Finance & Facilities-To Be Announced
Director of Teaching and Learning
Alicia has worked as an educator for over twenty years in Colorado and Arizona. For the past nine years, Alicia has been working in the Poudre School District as an English Language Development Instructional Coach at Eyestone Elementary, a district MTSS Coordinator, and most recently, the Elementary Literacy Facilitator in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department. Alicia has experience in teaching at the elementary level in Kyrene School District. She also has experience as a middle school language arts teacher and ELD teacher in Chandler Unified School District.
Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ottawa University, holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University, and is currently finishing up another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration certification at the University of Wyoming. In 2006, Alicia achieved her National Board Certification in Early Adolescence-English Language Arts from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and successfully renewed the certification in 2016. Her expertise includes early childhood and K-12 literacy, curriculum and instruction, English Language Development, systems change efforts, MTSS, READ Act implementation, design and evaluation of professional development, Cognitive Coaching, and building teacher leadership and capacity.
Alicia’s deep passion for education is grounded in the belief that all students have the right to an exceptional education. As a lifelong learner, Alicia strives to keep up with best practices in instruction and supports educators while applying these strategies in their classroom. Alicia is passionate about fostering teacher efficacy and building capacity among educators.
Alicia and her family moved to Colorado in 2009. She and her husband have 2 children, ages 9 and 10. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, scuba diving, listening to music, reading, and camping.
Diana has been in the accounting industry since 1983 and is currently employed by Global Village Charter Collaborative as their Accountant. Diana supports the budgeting, payroll, and finance processes for the Aurora and Colorado Springs locations as well as the Collaborative. She has been with the organization since March of 2013 and her background before that was in the automotive industry.
Paul is currently employed as an Accountant for Global Village Charter Collaborative supporting the finance and budgeting processes for three K-8 Global Village Academy Charter schools. Paul has been in the finance field since 1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the Chadron State College in 2012. The bulk of his career has been in higher education finance with Washington State University until starting with Global Village in 2013.