About Us

Opening Fall 2019

Villa Bella Expeditionary School is a K-5 elementary school in Pueblo District 70.

    Now accepting applications for students entering grades Kindergarten to 3rd Grade.

    Now accepting applications for students entering grades Kindergarten to 3rd Grade.

    Leadership

     

    Logan Gogarty

    Logan Gogarty

    Executive Director

    Logan Gogarty is a strong entrepreneurial and educational leader. He has served as operations manager at a high performing charter school in Denver, taught bilingual elementary school with Teach for America in San Antonio, TX and currently works with D70 in launching Villa Bella Expeditionary School.

    Logan has a BA in Spanish from CSU-P, a Masters in Education and Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently working towards his Ed.S in Superintendency and his Ph.D in Education Leadership.

    Board of Directors

     

    Scott Robertshaw

    Scott Robertshaw

    Board President

    Scott A. Robertshaw is the Director of Student Recreation for Colorado State University-Pueblo. Scott primarily directs the Outdoor Pursuits program and he is an adjunct-instructor for the Department of Exercises Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation. He has served as Treasurer, Chair, Lead Accreditation Reviewer and the Board of Directors chair for the Rocky Mtn. Region for the Association for Experiential Education. Scott has a B.S in Physical Education K-12 at a M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education with an emphasis in Outdoor Education Administration from GC&SU. Scott also has years of Expeditionary learning experience in some of the first EL schools in Colorado.

    Jane Rawlings

    Jane Rawlings

    Jane is a Pueblo enthusiast with more than 20 years of experience on various boards and foundations. Jane has served on the following Foundations: CSU-Pueblo, Southern Colorado Community, and Robert H Rawlings. In addition to said Foundations Jane has served on the following boards: El Pomar, Ark Basin, Chieftain Editorial Board among others. Jane has a passion for improving the economy and educational opportunities in Pueblo, CO.

    Carol Spradley

    Carol Spradley

    Carol has spent most of her life in Pueblo and has a passion for helping the community grow and wants to ensure that the people have opportunities to be exposed to and participate in the arts. She served nine years on the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center board and chaired that  board for three of the nine years. She also served 8 years on the Parkview Hospital Foundation Board and chaired for one year. Additionally she chaired the committee that oversaw the renovation project of the children’s ward known as Kidsville. Carol is Co-owner of Spradley Auto Network and has been involved in this family business in one way or another for over 33 years and as COO for the last 10 years. Last but certainly not least,  she has been married to my husband, Larry Spradley for nearly 34 years. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren that work beside them.

    Stacie Shirley

    Stacie Shirley

    Stacie Shirley is the newest attorney to join BuxmanKwitek, P.C. and a lifelong Pueblo resident.  She is a 2003 graduate of South High School and a 2007 graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with minors in Business Administration and Leadership Studies.  She then went on to attend Creighton University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude with her J.D. in 2010. Stacie is an active member of the Pueblo community and is an avid supporter and volunteer of the Pueblo area Special Olympics.

    Burnie Zercher

    Burnie Zercher

    Burnie Zercher is the Chairman of Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc., a construction company he founded in 1983 that operates in three states and has 120 employees. In addition to running his own company, Burnie is actively involved in the Pueblo community. He has been a member of Rotary 43 since 1986 and has served in several leadership roles with the organization. Burnie has also served on the board of the Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter since 2006 and has served as board chair since 2012. After volunteering for 14 years in the Pueblo City Schools, Burnie became sensitized to the issues of early childhood development and the importance of early childhood education. Burnie cares deeply about all children having access to high-quality early childhood education and recently became a founding board member and is current chairman of Executives Partnering to Invest in Children-Pueblo. Burnie received a B.S. in Building Construction and Design/Structural Engineering from John Brown University.

    Community Partners

    September 4th, 2018 the District 70 Board of Education unanimously approved Villa Bella Expeditionary for a Fall 2019 opening.

    We are also proud to announce our partnership with Colorado State University- Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo has agreed to a formal partnership with Villa Bella Expeditionary. This partnership will allow VBE students access to CSU-Pueblo recreation facilities, cutting edge research, and CSU-Pueblo student teachers.

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