Children’s Kiva Montessori School

Elementary/Middle School Board of Directors

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Nathaniel grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended a Montessori school through kindergarten.  He remembers being incredibly bored when he started first grade in a traditional school.  He graduated from Middlebury College in 1990 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Elementary Education.  He graduated from Vermont Law School in 2002.  He moved to Montezuma County in 2008 and helps run his family’s energy business.  He is married to Angie and has twin sons, Benjamin and Isaac, who attend Children’s Kiva Montessori School.

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Kelli Jackson is a Colorado native and grew up in Cortez. She completed her B.A. with a double major in Human Services and Psychology. She resides in Cortez with her husband and two children. She enjoys camping, boating, reading and volunteering in the community.

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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.

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I'm the Father of 6 wonderful children, 4 Kiva students and 2 High School Students. I have been married to my wife Tara for almost 20 years and love to spend time with my family hiking , mountain biking, camping or any other outdoor adventure. I have a background in Commercial Construction and currently work in the oil field.

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Although born in Denver, Kathy Clark was raised in a small town in southeast Idaho where she graduated from high school. Kathy married the boy across the street and together they raised two remarkable children in Billings, Montana. While in Montana, she pursued her teaching degree and taught middle school for twelve years.  In 2002, Kathy and her husband relocated to Cortez, and she taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics in Dolores. During her tenure at Dolores Middle School, she was one of the original participants in the Southwest Colorado Mathematics Initiative, a local effort to improve the teaching of mathematics and to facilitate progress toward the highly qualified status.  Twice Kathy has traveled to Eastern Africa with a group of educators to share hands-on teaching strategies with math teachers.  Currently, Kathy works at Cortez Vision and is an avid fan of her three grandchildren.

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Stacey was born in Durango, CO and although she moved around for a spell, Southwest Colorado would always be home.  After marrying her husband Kelly Weyand they moved back home to Cortez, CO, where he grew up, to raise their children close to family and in a small community.  Stacey is energetic and organized in the partnership of their insurance agency, hay farm, raising children, and all aspects of supporting family and community with many volunteer commitments.  As a family they enjoy camping, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, and all outdoor adventures.