Meet the Board

2023 - 2024 Board of Directors

 

Kyle Glavan

President

 

Mr. Glavan is an engineering manager at Alcohol Monitoring Systems / SCRAM Systems in Littleton, Colorado.  He has over 15 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, project management, mentoring, and team-building ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  He is passionate about coaching & mentoring others, and developing products that help others enhance their day to day lives.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute in Flint Michigan.  Kyle, his wife & daughter who is in 5th grade have been residents of Colorado since 2015 and enjoy traveling, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.

 

Adam Shaffstall

Vice President

 

Mr. Shaffstall is a retired U.S. Army Officer having served with the 82d Airborne Division and 1st Cavalry Division. He served in multiple locations across the U.S. and deployed to combat  operations in Afghanistan. Adam is a Colorado Native who returned home after retiring from Active Duty where he continues to serve the American people working for the Federal Government. He believes in a coach, teach, and mentor philosophy which strives to ignite passion and develop future leaders. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science (2009), and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership and Strategy (2021) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Adam, his wife, and their 3 son’s made Castle Rock home in 2018, 2 of which are currently in the  2nd Grade. They enjoy going on hikes, skiing, and traveling when able.

 

Patrick Brannan

Treasurer

 

Mr. Brannan is the Principal of BACI, LLC, a business and financial consulting company servicing small to medium size businesses and individuals with consulting, financial, accounting, and tax services. Patrick brings 40 years of financial experience to the Board. He has worked and lived throughout the world in Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, and Australia. In addition to his financial background, Patrick has significant experience in strategic planning and team development. He received his BS degree in Accounting, Cum Laude from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Patrick has lived in Colorado since 1986 and has recently relocated to Castle Rock. His daughter Anastasia has attended language immersion schools since she was 3 years old. In addition to her native language of English, she is fluent in French and is learning Russian and Spanish attending 7th grade at WCA.

 

Sabrina DeRamus

Secretary

Compliance Committee


Mrs. DeRamus is a retired US Air Force veteran having served over 21 years on active duty. She has served in combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan, and has a proven record of successfully making tough decisions for the benefit of the whole. After her retirement from the military, she served as the Budget Execution Officer for the Denver District Food and Drug Administration, and was responsible for all purchases as well as managing a $1.2M annual budget. She currently works for the Colorado Army National Guard as a Contract Specialist. Mrs. DeRamus has a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.A. in Federal Procurement and Acquisitions. Mrs. DeRamus has lived in Castle Rock since 2006, and is highly committed to building upon the strong educational foundation of World Compass Academy and surrounding community. Her daughter currently attends 7th grade. 

 

Kasie Lesher

Board Member

 

Erica Mitchell

Board Member

 

Mrs. Mitchell is a marketing and communications professional and former teacher with over 15 years of experience in the field of education. Prior to launching her own consulting business in 2021, Erica served as the Director of Marketing for Denver Public Schools where she led external communications, branding and marketing for the district. As a consultant, she now works closely with her clients to build their brand, tell their story and stay connected to their communities. Erica is a Colorado native and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University in Spanish and Media Studies. She has lived and worked abroad in Spain and Mexico and enjoys putting her Spanish skills to use in both personal and professional settings. Erica lives in Castle Rock with her husband and two daughters, who are students at World Compass Academy.  

 

Anita Mitchum

Board Member

 

Mrs. Mitchum is the University Recruiter at Empower. She began her career as a Teach For America corps member in Nashville, working with low-income 1st grade English Language Learners, which was a perfect fit for her as a child of immigrants.  After spending a few years in the classroom, she transitioned to recruiting teachers for a network of charter schools working in underserved communities in Nashville.  Life eventually brought Anita back to Colorado, where she was born and raised, and her recruiting career led her to the university relations space, where she is able to blend her passion for recruiting and working with students.  Anita has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Leadership from Lipscomb University.  Anita, her husband, and two children moved to Castle Rock in 2021.  Her daughter is a kindergartener at WCA in the Mandarin Chinese track.

 

Katie Arredondo

Board Member

 

 

 
2023-2024 Board Officers (Voted on May 2, 2023):
 
Kyle Glavan - President
Adam Shaffstall - Vice-President
Patrick Brannan - Treasurer
Sabrina DeRamus - Secretary
 
 
Board Terms 
 
According to World Compass Academy Bylaws, the number of directors of the School shall be comprised of not less than five (5) members and no more than nine (9), and the exact number of the Board shall be fixed from time to time as determined by the Board.
 
Each director seat is assigned a letter. Seats come up for renewal on the following schedule:

Seat # Board Member Name Renewal Date
A Sabrina DeRamus 2026
B Anita Mitchum 2026
C Katie Arredondo 2024
D Vacant 2024
E Erica Mitchell 2025
F Kasie Lesher 2025
G Adam Shaffstall 2026
H Patrick Brannan 2024
I Kyle Glavan 2025
     
 
Board terms begin July 1 and end June 30. February of the year the seat is up for renewal the Director(s) occupying the seat completes the Board of Director's Intent to Return form. For more details on elections and renewal process, please review Board Member Terms and Transition Policy in the Governance page. 
 

The Board has one vacant seat at this time. If you are interested in applying for future openings, please fill out the following Board Application

 
You can reach the Board at [email protected]
 
You can reach the Compliance Committee at [email protected]