EXPANSION COMMITTEES

Building Committee: Project planning. Developing a Facility Plan; Conceptual Design; Building Process & creating a Project Team
Members:
  • Barry Newton, MSU Professor of Architecture and Board member
  • Staci Abel, educator and Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • Eric Scranton, risk management expert and President of the Board of Directors
  • Jamey McCormick, kindergarten teacher representing GBMS faculty
Financial Committee: The role of the finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the expansion. Includes budgeting, financial planning, and financial reporting.
Members:
  • Erik Henyon, financial entrepreneur and Treasurer of the Board of Directors
  • John Hemingway, financial advisor
Development Committee: Fundraising & Communications. Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
Members:
  • Barb Roggenbeck, MSU post-doctoral scientist and Vice-President of the Board of Directors
  • Staci Abel, educator and Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • Brandi Ellerton, sub-contractor management and Business Manager
  • Jennifer Bartholomew, networking and relationship guru and Development Director
Expansion Committee: Oversight of a healthy change process. Leadership & management of other expansion committees.
Members:
  • Eric Scranton, risk management expert and President of the Board of Directors
  • Travis Svensrud, realtor and Board Member
  • Gennifre Hartman, education entrepreneur and Head of School
Strategic Plan: Actions

Actions:

  • Develop a structured Expansion Task Force, which operates on a specific schedule and reports and recommends to the Board accordingly.

  • Procure capital resources to fund physical expansion. Consider capital campaign for expansion.

  • When a suitable location is found, obtain design of a financially feasible space. Then, proceed with build of space.

  • Develop a plan to adequately support school operations, including marketing, enrollment and staffing.

Strategic Plan: Expansion

Goal:

Expand Great Beginnings’ infrastructure and educational offerings, with emphasis on the natural world, to meet the needs of its families and the local community.

Objective:

Establish an expanded campus to serve the community’s needs, including, but not limited to: elementary education, an expanded summer program and a larger campus with access to green space and the outdoors.​

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