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Wilson board launches recruitment drive, urges hiring community development director

Nancy Marshall has resigned from the Broadmoor Charter School Board, citing health issues and other commitments. Her departure, after more than three years of service, reduces the board to its minimum membership. A search for new members begins immediately, the board said at its April meeting.

“Her legal mind helped a lot and it is something we may look for in a future board member,” member Kristyna Jones said of Marshall, an alumna of Andrew H. Wilson Charter.

The board also plans to start working on a system for evaluating its performance. That may entail additional professional development programs and retreats, board member Ross Anderson said.

After extended discussion with school staff, the board voted to recommend that the school consider hiring a Broadmoor community development director at a suggested salary of $65,000. A job description still needs to be ironed out, the board said.

Because Wilson was chartered by a Broadmoor community organization, it’s rooted in being a neighborhood school, board president David Winkler-Schmit said.

The goal has always been to serve both students and the surrounding community, so the position would focus on community projects of direct benefit to Wilson students, Winkler-Schmit added.

Specifics will be developed by the Wilson staff in coming weeks for presentation to the board.

In other news the school’s parent association will host its annual “Cook-off Finale” starting at 5:30 p.m. May 19 in the Wilson courtyard. Participating parents and teachers will make and sample different dishes. “It is similar to Top Chef,” Principal Logan Crowe said.

During his report to the board, Crowe announced that the student trip to Washington was a success. Participants will attend the next board meeting, May 27, to make a presentation on their experience.

  • The committee meetings for the month are as follows:
  • Academic Committee, 11:30 a.m. May 31 at Wilson
  • Development Committee, 11:30 a.m. May 14 at Laurel Street Bakery
  • The Finance Committee will be meeting every other month.

The 80-minute board meeting was attended by, Geneva Marney, Eric Griggs and James Baker in addition to Winkler-Schmit, Anderson, and Jones. Will Bradshaw and Marshall were absent.

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