Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Children’s House Board of Directors

Andrew Campo - President

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Andrew Campo grew up in Hampden, Maine.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Maine and a Master’s Degree from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. In 2006, Mr. Campo earned his National Board Teaching Certification, which has been achieved by less than 3% of the teachers in the United States.  In 1997, Mr. Campo began teaching music at Miami Southridge Senior High School in Miami Florida, where he taught for five years.  He then taught for six years at Palm Springs Middle School of Choice For The Arts where he was band director and music department head.

Mr. Campo’s bands have performed in concert with a Grammy Award winning artist, played on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and performed on national television.  Some of his students have signed recording contracts with major music labels and one was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award.  Some of his students appeared in the movie Drumline and one of his former students recently won an NCAA Football Championship ring.  Mr. Campo has worked at Cortez Middle School since 2008.  He currently serves as the Electives Team Leader at CMS.  In addition to serving on the Children’s Kiva Montessori School Board of Directors, Mr. Campo also serves on the SouthWest Colorado Concerts Board of Directors as the School Programs Chair. He lives in Cortez with his wife and Cortez native Kelly, their son TJ and daughter Grace.

Gabi Morey - Vice President

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Gabi Morey has lived in Cortez and Dolores since 2004.  She works as an environmental educator for a local non-profit - San Juan Mountains Association - and loves getting to share nature and the outdoors with others.  She has two boys at the Kiva schools - Leo and Sam - who get to accompany her and her wildlife biologist husband (Paul) on many outdoor excursions, both for work and play.

Tamia Hurst - Secretary

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As a stay-at-home mom, I love trying to keep up with my three boys.  Our family moved to Cortez in May of 2011 after my husband completed his Pharmaceutical Doctorate degree in Laramie, WY.  Neal and I both grew up in the four corners area and were delighted to move back “home.”  Strongly believing in being involved in my children’s education, I joined the Children’s Kiva Board of Directors (currently known as Children’s House) in December of 2011.  In 2013 I became a Founding Member of the Children’s Kiva Montessori School and currently serve on both the Children’s House and the Elementary/Middle School Boards of Directors.

 

Eric Ikenyoue – Treasurer

I relocated from Salt Lake City to Cortez to become the Director of the Public Library. I have worked in both academic and public libraries for almost 20 years. One of the great joys of working in a public library is assisting children become lifelong learners. My undergraduate degree is from Westminster College in Salt Lake and my Masters of Library and Information Science is from Syracuse University. My wife Maggie and daughter Juniper are happy to make are home here in Cortez. I can often be seen running the streets of Cortez early in the morning with my trusty companion Fudge.  

Cayce Hamerschlag - Member

Our Family moved to Cortez in June 2015. We moved from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I had lived since 2001. I grew up in Charlotte, NC and received my bachelor's degree in Psychology and German from the University of Georgia. Following college I lived in Salzburg, Austria where I was an au pair and student for about 3 years and then an English teacher for another 3 years. I have been a  speech language pathologist since 2012 and I work primarily with the 3-5 year old population. I began working with SJBOCES this school year and I provide services preschoolers in Cortez. Our 6 year old twins, Ole and Elsa, are in kindergarten at The Children's House and we also have a 2 year old son, Cai. We all enjoy reading, skiing, hiking, swimming, camping and traveling. Most of us enjoy games, puzzles and mountain biking.