Board of Directors
Cesar Chavez Academy Denver is a free, Denver Public School-authorized charter school and, as such, has its own governing Board of Directors. The Board consists of seven members: four community members and three parent representatives. The Board functions to provide long term, high level strategic planning and guidance for the success of the school, and to charge the Executive Director to execute these plans as well as the vision and mission statement of the school.
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The Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at CCAD. The agenda is published prior to the meeting and posted on the front doors of the school at least 24 hours prior to each meeting. Anyone wishing to comment at the board meeting must sign up in the CCA Front Office no later than 5:00 pm on the day of the monthly meeting. View the CCA-D Board Policies below.
President: Marlene Chavez
Marlene’s daughter attended the school when it opened in 2009 and she continued to high school in the fall of 2016. She loves the CCA-Denver school community and continues to be impressed with the curriculum and the high caliber of teachers at the school. Marlene has worked for a local telecommunications company for close to 16 years, and has been a Sales Support Manager for the last five years.
Vice President: Open
Treasurer: Matthew Herzog
Matt is an Accounting Director with MPLX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Company. He has over ten years of experience in corporate accounting and finance with Denver-based publicly traded companies. His professional background also includes ten years in law enforcement in Virginia and the US Army. Matt has served as the Finance Committee Chair at Stargate Charter School in Thornton since 2012. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University of Virginia and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Colorado. Matt and his wife Calley live in Broomfield with their daughters Lizz & Anna.
Community Member: Laura Hickey
Presently, Laura co-owns and manages a retail shop on Tennyson Street. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in operations, customer service & sales where she managed a multi-state team of 20+ employees. Originally from New York City, Laura and her husband, John, settled in Northwest Denver in 1993 where their son thrived in local schools. Laura and her husband still live just blocks from Cesar Chavez Academy with their two boxer puppies particularly enjoying the growing neighborhood, walks around Sloan’s & Berkeley lakes and the local restaurants.
Community Member: Allegra Matus
Allegra is currently a Human Resources and Accounts Payable Manager at the Colorado Charter School Institute, the state's only non-district charter school authorizer. She earned a bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in 2009 and also recently obtained her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Allegra is a Michigan native that moved to Denver in 2010 and currently resides in the Cesar Chavez Academy neighborhood.