Meet Our Board
Latia is an Aurora mom, community member and Colorado native. She serves as the Partner of Communications and Strategic Initiatives for RootED Denver, a local education funder that invests in autonomous school models and community-led organizations. Latia brings nearly 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management and has extensive experience as a community volunteer and community advocate. She also served as a board member of an Aurora Montessori elementary school from 2017-2021. In part due to the support of the Daniels Fund, the sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta and countless educators, Latia is a first-generation, magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management with a minor in Business Administration.
Kaycee brings more than 10 years of experience in financial planning, budgeting and policy development to WMPSC. She has provided budget creation, management and fiscal strategy support to several schools and education nonprofits in Colorado and currently leads the government affairs efforts at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Kaycee is a first-generation college graduate with a B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University and proudly started her career as a high school math teacher in Denver Public Schools.
Dr. Morgan Beidleman
Morgan is a former teacher, coach, and school administrator. Morgan was a member of the founding team of one charter network in Denver and one in Aurora. She served on a collaborative for Montessori school leaders working in the public sector for several years. Morgan now runs an integrated practice specializing in the intersection of academic learning and social-emotional health for neurodiverse people aged 6-22 and their families. She also consults with public schools in several states helping school teams create connected, productive communities by establishing strong systems of support. Morgan holds a Masters degree in Special Education and Ph.D in School Psychology. Her research has largely focused on engagement in non-traditional learning environments.
Dr. Anastasia Klott
Anastasia Klott, MD is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry at CU Anschutz School of Medicine. Anastasia has previously provided care and treatment on acute inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric units and currently works as a consultation-liaison and emergency child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Anastasia grew up in south Texas and completed medical school and residency at UTHSC-Houston in Houston, Texas. Anastasia moved to Colorado to complete her child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado. She enjoys arts, crafts, spending time outside, and re-discovering the world through the eyes of her children.
Teacher Leader Grand Valley, Secretary
Emma Reicks has spent her entire career in public education as a teacher, instructional coach, adjunct professor, and school administrator, most recently with KIPP Texas Public Schools. She has an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and AMI credentials in Primary 3-6 and Elementary 6-12 from Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies. She returned to her hometown of Grand Junction, CO in 2020 with her husband and daughter and welcomed a son in October of 2022.
Interim Shared Services Partner
Hannah, a Montessori child from age 2-15, was a Founding Teacher and Program Director at an innovation public Montessori adolescent program school serving grades 7-12 in Denver Public Schools. She earned her AMI Montessori credentials in early childhood (0-3 years) through The Montessori Institute of Denver and in adolescence (12-18 years) through the International Montessori Training Institute of Ohio. Hannah holds a Bachelors in Geography-Anthropology from Vassar College and a Masters in Montessori Education from Loyola University Maryland. She previously sat on the Board of Directors at Compass Montessori School, a pre-K through 12th grade charter school in Jefferson County. She now works as a consultant and coach for school leadership teams and specializes in supporting public adolescent programs with design, startup, and implementation of Montessori pedagogy with fidelity and ingenuity.