The Children’s Garden of Learning’s Board of Directors is comprised of parents and/or community members who meet monthly with the CGL director’s. The Board members, with their individual expertise, support the director’s and the staff by assisting in the smooth operation of the school. The Board is responsible for the overall school governance, and at times acts as liaisons for parents. All staff and parents are invited to attend any or all Board meetings.
Each year, the existing Board of Directors and school directors announce the annual elections and solicit interested parents (and in some instances community members) to run for a two-year term on the Board.
Maren is currently the Director of Membership at Vail Valley Partnership with 14 years of experience in event production, development, and community engagement. She holds a BA in Communications from University of Pittsburgh. Maren moved to the Vail Valley in 2007 and has been very active in the community since making Minturn, CO her home.
Paul Graf currently works in Venture Capital and has many years experience in start up and business management. He holds a BS in Business Economics from Lehigh University. He is also a current parent of a CGL pre-schooler. He and his family have lived here in the valley for 12 years.
Kevin comes to the CGL board with fifteen years of experience in strategic planning, accounting, inventory management, and staff management. He hold a BS degree from The University of Texas. Kevin and his family finally moved to the Vail Valley in 2015. He is a current and future CGL parent.
Rebecca is currently Director of Product Sales & Services for Vail Resorts, with 18 years experience in hospitality services and sales. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Miami University in Cincinnati, OH. She is a current CGL parent of a preschooler.
Ward has a background in Real Estate & Planning and does Real Estate consulting at Vail CO Properties llc. He holds a BA and MA of Architecture from Tulane University. He is a current parent of a CGL student and committed to early childhood development.
Kara is a current first grade teacher at Vail Mountain School and brings with her years of experience teaching elementary age students, including at Eagle County Charter Academy. She holds a B.A. in elementary education from Cardinal Stritch University. She lives in Eagle-Vail with her husband and two boys, both of whom attend CGL.