Meet the Board Candidates

Each spring we hold elections for new members and/or existing members of our board who would like to serve another term. Our goal is to have every member of the Board of Directors elected by the MSCS community.

Board elections are May 3rd-7th, 2021. Learn more about the election process here. Read on to meet your 2021 candidates!

Ashley Haas

What do you think is special about Mountain Sage?

Mountain Sage is so special in so many ways! We feel so lucky to have the school in our community as a public school option. As parents we feel that our children are very supported with all aspects of growing up emotionally and academically. Our children are revered as smart individuals who have ideas and opinions and I love that they can voice that at the school and be supported for doing so. We also love that the school does a beautiful job incorporating nature and art into learning and that the learning approach is so holistic. It's beautiful and the children love learning every day!

Do you have children at the school?

Yes, I have two children. This year, a 4th grade boy and a 1st grade girl.

Why are you interested in serving on the Board?

I'm interested in serving on the board because I'd like to support the school beyond my children's classroom. I know that my skills will benefit the school in many ways and I enjoy working with a group of people who are committed to supporting their children in their growth academically but also helping them grow into amazing humans.

Stephane Cosby

What do you think is special about Mountain Sage?

Everything about the Waldorf model is so deeply human and holistic. It feels like the antidote to a society that appeared myopically fixated on efficiency and economic prosperity. Mountain Sage is providing this alternative for families in the context of a charter school, making it available outside of the bubble of economic privilege. That element adds a dose of social justice to it's mission. Also--the location is nothing short of enchanted.

Do you have children at the school?

I have one plucky little kindergartner starting in the fall, Sean Finnigan. Not exaggerating: we decided to move to Fort Collins from Estes Park after Nancy facilitated a virtual tour of Mountain Sage.

Why are you interested in serving on the Board?

I don't ever really feel like I'm doing enough to make the world a better place. Survival dominates my time when I let it, so I am really grateful when an opportunity to serve presents itself so unambiguously. It will be meaningful to me if I can contribute--even in some small way--to something so beautiful in my community.