PTO Board Members 2019/2020

President - Sarah Ortiz

My name is Sarah Ortiz and this is my family’s fourth year with The Academy. My husband and I have a son in 2nd grade. I have a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from CSU (Go Rammies!), but my background is in Project Management. I became a Wildcat myself starting in 2018 as I became a Para in 1st and 2nd grade. I have LOVED working at The Academy and it is the most rewarding work I have done. I love to be creative, plan and work as a team. I enjoy spending time with my men - my husband and son - as well as our dog, Zoey. I love to visit new places, shop and spend time with friends and family. This will be my second year serving with the PTO and I’m excited to continue bringing our community together through fun and exciting events. 

Vice President - Francisco Ortiz

My name is Francisco Ortiz and we have been with The Academy for 4 years. My wife, Sarah, and I have a son Isaac that will be in second grade this year. I have a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and work as a Store Manager for Walgreens. I’ve lived in all the “C” states! Started in California, then moved to Connecticut and now have made Colorado my home for the last 15 years. I love to play and watch sports - but basketball is my favorite. I am a big comic book and movie geek, but most of all love spending time with my wife and son. This is my first year with the PTO and am excited to be part of this team. 

Secretary - Karianne Klenjoski

My name is Karianne Klenjoski and I’m looking forward to my first year on the PTO Board as your Secretary.   I am a proud Colorado native, growing up in itsy, bitsy Meeker, Colorado.  I’m a huge fan of building forts, picking wildflowers, searching for snake grass, roasting marshmallows and fun summer nights with friends, all thanks to my years in Meeker.   

My world suddenly changed when this small town girl moved to the big city during high school.  After transitioning from Little House On The Prairie to Saved By The Bell,  I spent my days in the non-profit world hoping to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate; little did I know my life would be the one forever changed in the most humbling way possible.  After many heartfelt years in the non-profit sector, finding my very own Cleveland Browns fan to love and having two Wildcats of our own,  I was excited to begin the next chapter in my professional life - landing the perfect gig for our family of four working at The Academy of Charter Schools.  

Being a part of this community is a gift and I look forward to years of fun with our Academy families. 

Treasurer - Ioana Makkai-Dutchievici

I am a parent of two amazing boys, a 1st grader and a soon to be 2 year old, together with my husband of 10 years. I moved to Colorado from Romania almost 3 years ago and love it here! I am also actively involved in a Cub Scouts Pack with my oldest, which for me is a totally awesome and weird experience at the same time. We try to spend as much family time as possible, going camping, doing sports, hiking, reading and enjoying good music (from Boulder Symphony concerts, to my kids favorite rock beats that echo around the house during the daily drums practice). 

Spirit Night Coordinator - Karen Marshall

I am a “Bonus Mom” of two amazing adult children and a Mom of three teenage boys and three adorable dogs.  I have one son entering his second year of college (19) and twins that are Seniors in High School (17).  This is our second year as part of The Academy.  My husband, Mark, and I have lived in Colorado for 28 years, having relocated from New Mexico for work.  I am a financial analyst by trade, but love being involved in my boy’s busy lives.  Our family spends numerous hours at the baseball field, the golf course,  and in our shop rebuilding a classic muscle car.

Social Media  - Brandy Lovato

I am a mom of a 3rd grader who has been at the Academy since kindergarten.  We moved here from Arizona 4 years ago and are enjoying all the seasons even though we are still getting used to the snow.   I am also a girl scout troop leader for 2nd year Brownies at the Academy in addition to joining the PTO.  We enjoy spending time with our friends and family on the weekends.  This is my second year on the PTO board and I am excited to continue bringing our community together!  

School Liaison - Holly Wogoman

I am a 3rd generation Coloradan and a mom of 2 boys, a Junior and a 7th grader.  This is our 10th year at The Academy.  I served 4 years on the PTO, have been running the Bingo program for 6 years and this will be my 2nd year as an Academy employee.  We spend much of our time supporting our oldest son's passion of music and now our youngest love of basketball.