Excellence with Honor
Board Chair First Term: August 2020 – August 2023
James is a New Hampshire native and a Colorado transplant. He moved to Colorado Springs with his family in Fall 2014. He enjoys skiing, biking and backpacking with his wife and 3 daughters. Their daughters have attended TCA North Elementary since kindergarten and he has spent many hours as a parent volunteer. He graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a BA in Psychology and from the University of New Hampshire law school with a JD and a Masters in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology. James has worked for large corporations focused on business and compliance law for nearly 20 years..
First Term:May 2019 - August 2022
Second Term:August 2022 - August 2025
Tim Hannan has been newly elected to the TCA Board of Directors as of May 2019. Tim has lived in Colorado since graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University in 2000. Tim and his wife, Erin, have two children. Tim and Erin’s daughter Taylor will be entering second grade at Central, and their son Logan will start kindergarten in the Fall of 2020. Tim is a contracted Broker with Coldwell Banker, and he owns Hannan Realty. He is also a fly fishing guide contractor with the Broadmoor and owner of Hannan Fly Fishing.
First Term: August 2021 – August 2024
Mrs. Sonya Wittleder was elected to TCA’s Board in 2021 for a 3-year term. Sonya is a native of central Pennsylvania and upon moving to Colorado in 2008 was thrilled to learn of a charter school in Colorado Springs that emphasized character development. Her and her husband Matt, along with their two boys, Nathan & Josh, love the TCA community and cheering on our Titans at sporting events! Sonya graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business & Marketing. After having children, she moved from a full-time marketing role into a part time position at Encompass Health, allowing margin for involvement in the classroom and now the Board. She also owns Sonya Faith Photography.
First Term: August 2023 – August 2026
Kelli Hawkins is an active parent of 3 boys at TCA. She and her husband, Sean, have lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 year. Before becoming a full-time mother, Kelli was involved with several non-profit global organizations, focusing on children, including teens and abandoned children. Following her non-profit work, she was in event planning and sales at the Broadmoor Hotel. Kelli is often found volunteering at TCA and is passionate about being a voice for parents and preserving the values that have made TCA and its students succeed.
Mr. Steve Young was elected to TCA's Board in 2023 for a 3-year term. Steve is a native of central Kansas and first came to Colorado to attend the Air Force Academy in 1998. He graduated from USAFA in 2002 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He and his wife Holly were married 2 days after graduation and began their adventures in the Air Force. Upon completion of their time in the AF, Steve & Holly decided that Colorado Springs was the best place to raise their kids and put down roots. Upon learning about TCA and its Core Values, they put both kids (a toddler and an infant) on the TCA waiting list for Kindergarten - and the rest is history! The TCA community is one of the best parts of living in Colorado Springs, and Steve is excited to serve as a member of the board.
First Term: August 2021 – August 2024
I am an Air Force spouse, homeschooling mother of 8 with children ranging from preschoolers to high school, and grateful our children will graduate as Titans via the Cottage School (CSP) and College Pathways (CP) programs. A couple of my greatest passions are children, the education of TCA students, and bridge-building: assisting others to connect with the people and resources they need to help them reach their goals. Serving on the CSP/CP School Accountability Committee for the last four years is one of the ways I’ve helped advocate on behalf of our TCA families and staff and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our entire community as a Board of Director. Prior to my season of motherhood, I served in the Air Force as a Program Manager and earned a Masters in Business Administration during that time. I enjoy reading, walk/running, and engaging with TCA families so please introduce yourself if our paths cross!
First Term: February 2022 – August 2023
Mr. Scott Palmer was appointed to the Board in January of 2022. Scott is a native of Colorado Springs and attended and graduated from Colorado Springs Christian School. Scott is married to Bethany Palmer and has two sons. Cole graduated from TCA in 2020 and now attends the USAFA. Cade will graduate in 2022 and will attend the USAFA. Scott has served in many capacities at TCA including 5 years as president of the Titan Club. He is passionate about its sporting teams and educational environment. He graduated from University of North Dakota with a degree in Aeronautical Studies. Scott has a Registered Investment Advisory firm named Defined Wealth and assists his wife Bethany with her Interior design company called Interiors by Bethany.