Jules’ interest in working with disenfranchised learners emerged out of his own personal struggles in the French public system, and the positive changes he experienced after transferring into a small,...
Throughout her career, Mary Kay has been dedicated to bringing together the best services and instruction for students so they have the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential.
Mandy is passionate about working with teenagers and young adults with ASD. Through her work she strives to form meaningful relationships with kids and their families, and help lead them...
Kristine's strengths-based, holistic approach incorporates the healing setting of the outdoors, creative expression and unique programming that provides leadership opportunities and a place for a challenging, deep dynamic.
Abbey serves as a member of TGS’ administrative team, where she brings her insights gained from supporting the social-emotional needs of students to the big picture of TGS’ organizational development.
As Director of Public Relations, Lea Anne brings over 16 years of experience working and volunteering in the field of autism and education. This experience allows her to connect with...
Since 2001, Ryan has taught middle and high school students in a variety of charter, private, and special education settings. Ryan brings skills in curriculum development and differentiation, and a...
Maura has worked with individuals with learning and developmental disabilities in Colorado for eight years. She has worked with mild to severe children on the autism spectrum between the ages...
Nicole believes in leading students on creative ventures that increase their confidence and tolerance, and develop their ability to persevere through interesting challenges and group work.
As clinical faculty in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, Amy’s focus has been early childhood communication development, with a particular interest in...
Board of Directors
M.A., Education, University of Phoenix.
B.A., Criminal Justice/History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
John was a teacher and coach at Lyons High School for 18 years. Four years ago he started his own New York Life Financial Services practice, and his specialty is teaching people to tax diversify their investment portfolio. John lives in Longmont with his wife Kelly and three of their five children. John can juggle on a unicycle, and he enjoys exercising with his dog Indy.
Karen Williams – Board Member
Masters of Nonprofit Management, Regis University
B.S. Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
Karen is the Associate Clinical Manager of outpatient Occupational and Physical Therapy services at Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her areas of passion include multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also very interested in the growth and development of nonprofit organizations. Karen lives in Denver with her family.
Jason M. Lynch – Board Chair
B.A. (Hon.), Political Science, Columbia College, Columbia University
J.D., Columbia Law School
Jason is a partner in the Trial Group at the Denver law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where his practice focuses on business and securities litigation. He also is active in pro bono matters that seek broad social or community impact. Jason lives in Louisville with his wife and two children, one of whom is a student at TGS.
Moya C. Smith – Board Member
B.A. (Hon) English, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Bachelor Public Relations, Mount Saint Vincent University; MSW, Newman University
Moya is a social worker who specializes in working in trauma and adoption. She is also co-founder and executive director of a non-profit providing love and nurture to orphans in China. Moya’s most important role, however, is as mom to four children, including her second eldest, who attends Temple Grandin School. Moya lives in Aurora with her husband, four kids and two dogs.
Sarah Treharne – Board Member
M.A., Speech Language Pathology, University of CO
Sarah serves as a bilingual speech-language pathologist for Rocky Mountain Autism Center. In addition to her SLP credentials, she holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech, and an M.A. from Indiana University. After completing a Fulbright Grant in Uruguay and practicing early intervention in Virginia, Sarah settled down in Wash Park with her husband Andy and their dog Buster. With the birth of her daughter in August, 2014, she has recently added parenthood to her distinguished list of accomplishments!
David Hazen, M.A.
Co-founder, Temple Grandin School
Former assistant principal, Peak-to-Peak K-12 Charter School
VP, Creative Director
Cactus Marketing, Denver, CO
Millenicom, Inc., Portland, OR
Susan Hepburn, Ph.D
Director of Research
Marcy Willard, Ph.D
Brian Wolff, Ph.D
Kathryn Stewart, Ph.D