2020/2021 School Year Board of Directors
Allison Freeman/ PTSA President
Allison Freeman is the mom of a DCIS Baker 8th grader. She joined the PTSA Board in 2019 as treasurer and is now President. Her long and storied past includes a degree in Biology, a short stint in cancer research, a career in sales, a longer career as a Florist specializing in weddings and large corporate events, and now she is a part-time consultant for Microsoft and a part-time artist. She loves to garden and travel, in particular to Maui.
Marisa Vasquez/ PTSA Chair of Grants
Marisa is a product of the Denver Public Schools, and appreciates the opportunity she had to learn alongside children from all walks of life. As an English teacher in DPS schools, she most enjoyed to experiences of learning from her students, and empowering them to use their spoken and written voices to enact change in their community. At Denver South, Marisa developed her leadership skills through the same frame of supporting student voice and activism. She began her work as a principal at DCIS in July, 2020. The lessons learned from the pandemic are still being unraveled at DCIS, and she is grateful for the incredible team of staff and students that walked that difficult year with her. Equal parts mother, wife, daughter, and school principal, Marisa strives to find balance. She finds peace and strength in her yoga practice, and her uninterrupted time with her daughter Mia (4), son Mateo (6), and husband Brian. She is honored to be in service to the DCIS community.
Thomas Danhorn/ PTSA Treasurer
Thomas Danhorn's family is from three continents - he was born and
raised in Austria, his wife is from India, and his son was born in
Massachusetts and has lived in Denver since age 2. Needless to say, the
family loves to travel. When it came to looking for a middle school,
the opportunity to learn languages and an international outlook were
high on list, so his son joined DCIS as a 6th-grader in 2020. Thomas is
treasurer of the DCIS PTSA since July 2021. His other job is
Lyn Edwards/ PTSA Membership Coordinator
Lyn Edwards is a Native New Yorker with 2 children, both of which have attended DCIS Middle School, the youngest is a current 7th grader. When making the decision for Denver open enrollment, Lyn and her family were looking for the diversity, world travel + language opportunities that DCIS affords. As the membership coordinator you might see her out and about at fundraising events, school spirit events, designing our website and our merchandise store. Please email her for any special requests regarding DCIS merchandise.
Dawn McNulty/ PTSA Fundraising Chair