Jocelyn Gebhardt, President. Jocelyn, a Founding Board member of BVGT, has worn many Board Chair hats in the past: Hospitality, Secretary, Membership, a few weeks as Treasurer one year, and most recently Co-President. She received her B.S. in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and worked with developmentally disabled adults in Montana, Massachusetts and Maine. She and her husband have two adult sons of whom they are very proud. Jocelyn recently retired from the Tattered Cover Book Store after 32 years- the last 13 in the Children’s section. BVGT has enriched her life, and she happily admits she is still learning.
Doug Alexander, At Large and Past President Doug currently serves as a BVGT At-Large board member, after having served as BVGT president and president-elect for four years. Doug holds a master’s degree and National Board certification in gifted education. He works as a GT Instructional Specialist for Boulder Valley School District, and has had 16 years classroom teaching experience in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Doug is a tireless advocate for and loves to talk about gifted education. It’s his passion!
Bob Gebhardt, Treasurer. Bob retired as a software engineer after 40 years working with companies ranging from Bell Laboratories to LeftHand Networks to Google. He served four terms as treasurer of an HOA. Bob has a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Iowa State University and an MS in Computer and Communication Science from the University of Michigan. He has two thriving adult graduates of BVSD.
Tricia Carpenter, Parent Liaison Coordinator. Tricia and Deb jointly coordinate Parent Liaison Activities. Tricia has been actively involved with Gifted and Talented Education since moving to Boulder Valley in 1999. She has worked as a BVSD middle school technology and math teacher, a TAG Educational Advisor, and a high school math tutor. Tricia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Secondary Math Education from Stanford University. She has 3 children, ranging from middle school to high school to college.
Flora Brewington, At Large. After attending several inspiring and informative seminars hosted by BVGT, Flora participated for several years as a Mackintosh Academy BVGT parent liaison before joining the BVGT Board as an At-Large member in 2021. She graduated with a BS from the California Institute of Technology, attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed her family practice residency in Concord, NH. She worked as a family practice doctor in Ft. Collins and then took some time off to “mom” her two boys. Flora’s part-time work schedule at a family medicine clinic in Westminster allows her to participate more intentionally in the day-to-day lives of her 2nd and 5th graders.
Stacey Green, Advocacy Chair. Stacey Morris Green is the proud mom of three BVSD students and is a BVSD graduate herself. Stacey reads admission applications for her alma mater, Dartmouth College, where she previously served as an assistant director of admissions. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration, and was an assistant dean of students at Regis University and Boston College with an emphasis on support for students in crisis and distress. Stacey is excited to bridge her personal and professional experiences in her role with BVGT’s new advocacy committee.
Sarah Dodson-Knight, Community Outreach Chair. Sarah Dodson-Knight’s children attend Escuela Bilinguë Pioneer and the CHOICE program at Platt Middle School. As a parent of gifted kiddos, she has truly benefited from teachers’ and other parents’ advice and experiences, and she hopes to pay this forward by serving on the board. As the BVGT community liaison, she is especially interested in helping families from the eastern part of the county take advantage of BVGT events and efforts. When she’s not advocating for her kids, substituting at their schools, practicing her Spanish, or trying to coax vegetables from her backyard garden, she teaches French to homeschoolers and others through LanguageCraft Colorado.
Maria Klemenc, Newsletter Chair. Maria Klemenc holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught in higher education and community education settings. In addition she has carried out numerous editing and translation (Slovenian-English) projects. As a parent she has been drawn to learn about and advocate for the unique needs of gifted and twice exceptional learners, and has also served as a BVGT parent liaison for her children’s schools.
Deb Darnell, Parent Liaison Coordinator
Lauren Tremblay, Secretary
Jen Lucchesi, Educator Liaison Coordinator
Jacob Munch, Digital Assets Chair
Carol Hughes, Hospitality Chair
Catherine Zakoian, MA, LPC, NCC, At Large
Terry Bradley, Founding President