The Board

2020/2021 School Year Board of Directors

Allison Freeman/ PTSA President

Allison Freeman

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.