Taren Villecco is mother to Pierce, who is new to FPMS this year. Taren and her family are very grateful to be a part of the FPMS family. Taren is passionate about education. She has worked for Boulder Valley School District for the past twelve years. Currently, Taren is working four days a week supporting teachers as a Literacy Specialist, working side by side with K-12 teachers across the Boulder Valley School District. Taren received her Bachelors in Childhood Psychology and K-6 teaching license from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and her Masters in Teacher Leadership from Regis University. As a leader in public education, Taren works collaboratively with students, educators, and parents of many different backgrounds and world views. She is excited to bring her background in education and her deep love of children to the FPMS Board.
Lisa Witter is mother to Ferran. Lisa earned a BA in marketing from the University of Iowa, and later a MA in psychotherapy from Naropa University. She has worked with at risk youth as a counselor, nannied for 30+families, and operated as an event planner for Naropa. However, since 2008 she has been self-employed. Lisa’s business offers digital marketing to businesses, and also career/business counseling to adults. She is excited to help support the vision, direction, and practical issues surrounding Forest Park Montessori, and its ability to offer a thriving nourishing, grounded, caring day-to-day experience for both students and teachers.
Rebecca Holley and her husband Tommy have two sons, Jackson and Spencer. Spencer attends FPMS, where he is learning and thriving every day. Rebecca has a residential real estate business with Spaces Real Estate in Boulder. She grew up in Humboldt County, California, and attended the University of Oregon where she studied cello performance. After spending summers studying music in Aspen, she fell in love with Colorado and moved to Boulder, where she met Tommy. The Holley family is thrilled and grateful to have found their home in the FPMS family.
Katie Dove and her husband Jake have two sons, Owen and Isaac. Katie received her BFA degree from Iowa State University and is currently managing a design team at New Hope Network in Boulder. Jake and Katie grew up in Iowa and met in college. Katie loves the Colorado lifestyle and loves going on adventures with her family. The Doves are thrilled that their boys are able to attend FPMS and enjoy biking to school!
Katie Zaidel and her husband, Peter, have two children, Nico and Sofia. Nico started at FMPS in 2016 and is thriving at FPMS under Adena, Nadia, and Kristiana’s loving guidance. Katie grew up in Minnesota but moved to study biology at Colorado College. She enjoys being active, especially if it involves outdoor adventures with family and friends. Katie is excited to join the FPMS board this year and contribute to this vibrant community of parents and teachers. Katie works full-time as a Data Scientist, analyzing medical and work disability data.
Jeanne (pronounced Shauna) and her husband, Matt have two children, Maya and Maren. Jeanne has a PhD in molecular biology and runs a medical communications agency. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she attended a Montessori school from infancy through elementary school. Her experience with Montessori has played a huge role in her life by creating a sense of community, global responsibility, and love of learning. She’s thrilled for her children to be part of the Forest Park Community and to support the school’s vision by serving on the board.