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Board of Directors

The Gardner Valley School charter board of directors embody the school’s mission. The Charter Board operates consciously to build strong relations among its own members, the students, the staff, the parents and the wider community, ensuring that Gardner Valley School is a community resource and stable institution. The Charter Board celebrates innovation and creativity in its operation.

Jackie Williams

Board President

Being a resident of Gardner for nearly 20 years, Jackie Williams has witnessed many changes within the community. She has raised two boys with her husband Wayne on the Bar H ranch, where work ethic and morals are instilled. Both boys are married, raising families, and work in the ranching industry.  Ranching supplies the Williams’ livelihood and intertwines with their hobbies. Growing up, their sons attended Gardner School and were then homeschooled by Jackie.  Through the years of her two sons attending Gardner School, she worked at Gardner School as the secretary, a bus driver, and has substituted various positions throughout the years. She served on the Gardner School Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 foundation, during the formative years. She and her husband own and operate their own business with employees. She understands the necessity of working within a budget, meeting deadlines, and acquiring the required insurances. She worked in the insurance industry as both an assistant and a licensed agent.  With the knowledge of Gardner School transitioning into a charter school, she applied to be a part of the school board to help assist future decision-making. Gardner is home to Jackie Williams, and to see her community thrive is what she is after.

Amanda Salas

Board Vice-President

Amanda is the mother of three Gardner Valley School students and has been a resident of the Gardner community for the past 9 years. She received her BA in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming. After graduating, she chose to be a stay-at-home mom to raise and care for their three children for the following ten years.  Amanda has stayed actively involved at the school in Gardner.  Most recently, she sat on the Board of the Gardner School Foundation for the past 7 years and also served as a substitute teacher at the school for 6 years. 

Within the last year, she has become licensed and works as a Realtor for Code of The West Real Estate. She feels it is of great importance to stay involved in the community in which she lives, where she and her husband have planted roots for their family.  “I want to invest my time and energy in helping our school, the heart of our community, to reach its full potential and to ensure sustainability and achievements are existing and flourishing for many years to come.” 

Amos Mace

Board Treasurer

Amos was born and raised in the Gardner area. He attended elementary and middle school at Gardner School. He went on to receive an Associates of Science Degree from Colorado Mountain College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with a major in Watershed Science from Colorado State University. After college, Amos worked as a professional hydrologist, general contractor and in the hospitality industry. 

Amos currently lives on the property he was raised on in the Malachite area of the Upper Huerfano Valley. He manages production and is the lead craftsman at his family’s business - CSWoods. As a child his family operated a non-profit organic farming school, which provided him the opportunity to grow up as a farm kid. Currently he has cattle in a small communal herd, and is working to manage invasive species as he rebuilds defunct infrastructure on the same property. 

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Cheyenne Griego


My name is Cheyenne Griego and I am the newest addition to the GVS School Board. I currently reside in Walsenburg where my husband and I raise our four children. I spent two years at Gardner School before I moved on to graduate from John Mall High School in 2009 and I cherish the memories that I have of the time spent growing up in the Gardner area. I am passionate about advocating for our youth and have spent many years volunteering for numerous organizations while trying to make a difference. I strongly believe that we must invest in our community to see it succeed and I look forward to supporting our school!

Ann Riedmiller

Board Director

Ann Riedmiller, has recently become a board member for GVS in 2021.  Ann has three children, two boys of whom are enlisted in the U.S. Army and a daughter attending JMHS.  Ann holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and a MBA in Business Administration.  Ann has worked in the Biotechnology world for over 20 years for Genentech as a Business Systems Analyst.  Ann has a passion for volunteering in her community and ensuring that the children in the community thrive and learn through a sustainable and modernized education system. 

Andrea Pacheco

Board Director

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Aaron Capps

Board Director

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