- President, Dr. Schuemann
- Vice President, Mr. Trosper
- Secretary, Mr. Rutherford
- Treasurer, Mrs. Nauman
- Member-at-Large, Mrs. Menon
Teresa Schuemann, President
Teresa Schuemann, wife of Karl Schuemann and mother of two upper school students, Alena and Sophia, moved to Fort Collins in 2006 so that their daughters could attend Ridgeview Classical Schools. She is committed to serving RCS as a volunteer in a capacity that best assists with the mission and philosophy of the school. She has served as a Classroom Volunteer Coordinator, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Election Committee member, the School Accountability Committee, head coach of the middle school track team, Secretary of the Board. She is currently serving as President of the Board. She is a board certified sports physical therapy specialist, owner of TPT, Inc. and program director of a sports physical therapy residency program. She attained her physical therapy degree from University of Missouri: Columbia and a clinical doctorate through A.T. Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences. Previous board experience includes her two 3-year terms as Secretary of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, a professional organization which serves over 7,000 sports physical therapists.
Mr. Trosper has been a part of the RCS community for over ten years. Growing up, he had an opportunity to live in nearly every corner of the United States.
An appreciation for the western lifestyle brought Mr. Trosper back to Colorado to start his independent life in Fort Collins, where he ultimately pursued a career in Information Technology.
Mr. Trosper is married and has three sons. His eldest graduated from Ridgeview in 2010, though there was a time when that outcome was very much in question. After four very tough, influential years at RCS and 7 years post-graduation, he will tell you that the school’s environment, classical curriculum, and focus on character made all the difference in his life.
Mr. Trosper’s two younger sons, having been prepared well by their elementary teachers for the rigors of the upper school workload and advanced classical curriculum, are now working their way through high school. Mr. Trosper is pleased with their academic progress and, although their journey will never end, is especially grateful that both are developing into good young men.
Volunteering his spare time to Ridgeview is a priority of Mr. Trosper’s. However, when his schedule allows, he enjoys woodworking, working on vehicles with his sons, hunting, fishing, camping and RVing with his family, and he loves to run. He satisfies his natural curiosities and love of learning through reading. When he’s not working to keep up with his sons’ classical readings, he enjoys searching for answers in philosophical works or self-educating in health, nutrition and metabolism.He is thankful for all those who have come before him that have made RCS possible. He is deeply honored to serve on the Board and will work to defend and conserve what has been built here so that other families might benefit from its existence for years to come. He looks forward to furthering the mission of RCS and will work to assist and enable the administration, staff, and teachers as they continue their important work.
Mr. Rutherford has been living in Colorado since third grade and his family goes back several generations ranching and mining in northwestern Colorado.
He attended the University of Dallas where he met his wife, Paula, and found a love of classical education. His mother wrote several study guides for high school classical literature and he saw how his siblings benefited from a classical homeschooling education.
After graduating from college, Mr. Rutherford worked for several years in computer network support and ecommerce development before starting his own ecommerce and brick-and-mortar Catholic store. Currently, Mr. Rutherford is the CEO of Aquinas and More, an on-line store and distribution center in Fort Collins.
When the Rutherfords prepared to move to Fort Collins in 2014, they had expected to continue homeschooling their eleven children. After attending an open house at RCS, the Rutherfords decided to try out the school for a year. The quality of the education, teachers and students at the school, the focus on character and the extracurricular opportunities convinced them very quickly that Ridgeview was going to be their school for a long time to come.
Their oldest child graduated in 2018 and their youngest will be in the class of 2034. They currently have nine other children attending the school and participating in choir, athletics, student council, student ambassadors, plays and musicals.
Mr. Rutherford enjoys volunteering at the school, helping out with reading groups for younger children and chaperoning upper school class trips.
Mrs. Nauman, Treasurer
Mrs. Nauman grew up in California. She came to Colorado State University on a full swimming scholarship, and earned her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics. She also met her husband Spencer there, and together they were blessed with two children, Jack and Abby.
Following graduation, the Naumans lived in New York and Tennessee. Mrs. Nauman worked at a number of dietetic positions, including helping families understand healthy eating at a Women, Infants and Children Clinic. She also worked as a renal dietitian at National Nephrology Associates in Nashville.
Currently, Mrs. Nauman is extremely thankful to be at home with her two children, as this has allowed her to volunteer in many different capacities at Ridgeview. She has thoroughly enjoyed coming in to assist with reading groups, work as a CVC, serve on the Board Election Committee, and hold the position of CVC Coordinator at Ridgeview. These opportunities have given her insight into Ridgeview, a unique and great place. She is grateful for the caring and hard-working faculty and administration that strive daily to make sure Ridgeview continues to be a tremendous place to send her children for school. She appreciates the emphasis on character education, along with a curriculum that challenges her children. Mrs. Nauman is excited to serve on the Board at Ridgeview. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, going on walks, and being active in her church community.
Kristina Menon, Member-at-Large
Kristina Menon has been a part of Ridgeview since 2001. She has two children who are both graduates of RCS. Always passionate about education, Kristina has been committed to RCS from the start. She wholeheartedly supports and is committed to the Core Principles of Classical Education. Born in Detroit, her family moved to the Dallas, Texas area when she was twelve. She and her husband moved to Fort Collins in 1991, and have been active members of Colorado State University and the larger Fort Collins community. Her professional work experience has been diverse and enriching: she has worked with retirees, with institutionalized developmentally disabled children, as an area sales manager at Dillard's Department Store, and in the telecommunication industry as a pricing analyst and project manager/engineer. Once in Fort Collins, she accepted a position as Marketing Manager at National Technological University (NTU), and also began a free-lance consulting company. After NTU, she worked with Hewlett Packard, designing and administering focus group research studies, and analyzing the resulting data with respect to new product technologies. Later, she was co-founder of a data conversion and storage company in south Denver. She has been actively volunteering for Ridgeview for over 13 years.
The RCS Board of Directors generally meet on the second Thursday afternoon of each month at 5:00pm at the school (Room #300), unless otherwise posted. The meetings are open to the public (excluding executive sessions), and include planned times for community comments. If you would like to make a comment, please limit it to three minutes and provide the board with a written copy. Responses, if requested, will be provided no earlier than the next board meeting in order to allow enough time for discussion and an informed reply. The agenda will be posted at the main entrance to both buildings as well as near the school office at least 24 hours before the meeting. For past board meeting minutes, select the appropriate year below.
Please note that minutes are not published until they have been voted on/approved at the next meeting.
- 2018 Approved Minutes
- 2017 Approved Minutes
- 2016 Approved Minutes
- 2015 Approved Minutes
- 2014 Approved Minutes
- 2013 Approved Minutes
- 2012 Approved Minutes
- 2011 Approved Minutes
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