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School Leadership

DR. Ena Meyers

Principal, K-8

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While new to Colorado, Dr. Meyers has been a principal for 14 years with three separate schools districts and six different campuses. Her leadership experience includes elementary, middle school, and high school levels. She has taught 5th grade self-contained and 7th grade English-Language Arts.  


Dr. Meyers earned her doctorate degree from the Texas A&M University - Commerce, her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas-Arlington, and her bachelor's degree from Southwestern A/G University in Waxahachie, TX.


She is passionate about public education and ensuring that ALL students receive a high-quality education. Her doctoral dissertation was an international study of Schools of Choices models in South Africa, New Zealand and Sweden. Her commitment to improve the quality of education for all is part of her drive to work here with Third Future Schools.

main campus, Grades K-4

Marissa Ford

Assistant Principal, main campus, K-4


Marissa was born and raised in Colorado. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Studies. Marissa has been teaching for nine years. She started at a private preschool before joining Third Future Schools in 2016. Marissa has been with TFS since the beginning. She started at the Academy of Advanced Learning the very first year it opened.


Marissa taught Kindergarten at AAL for five years and was a teacher leader for four years. She has had the opportunity to grow as a teacher and leader within the few years of being with AAL. She now supports Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers as an AP.


When she is not at the school, Marissa coaches competitive gymnastics in Parker, CO. She has been the head coach for a little over eight years.

Mary Heisel

Assistant principal, Main campus, K-4


Mary is in her tenth year in education, having spent her first nine years in Fountain School District 8 in Fountain, Colorado. She has taught all levels of high school math, from Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus, as well as leadership classes. Mary also has a background as a varsity head coach and organizing multiple international trips for students. Throughout her time in education, she has served in various leadership roles at the school and district levels.


Mary earned her undergraduate mathematics degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas-Arlington, and her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy for Principalship from the University of Northern Colorado-Greeley.

Andrea Haslam

Assistant principal, Main campus, k-4

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Andrea began her career in education by assisting in Multiple Impairments and Affective Needs Centers, hosted within schools serving underprivileged children. Her time teaching in the classroom began with high school English Language Development, followed by middle school Reading Intervention, and then elementary English Language Arts. She currently serves as the Assistant Principal over 3rd and 4th grades and acts as the school’s Site Assessment Coordinator.


Despite growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Andrea obtained her bachelor’s degree in ancient literature with a minor in historical studies from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was there that she developed a love for all-things education. While in Colorado, she earned her master’s degree from Denver Seminary in ancient Near Eastern languages and literature. She studied abroad in Israel and Jordan during the summer of 2012, and her professional mission is to help people of all ages find joy in learning.

East campus, Grades 5-6

Karly Allen

Assistant Principal, East campus, 5-6


Karly has taught for seven years in Oregon, Florida, and Colorado. She has experience with 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in all subjects. Karly has also served as Lead Teacher for an Oregon summer school program. 


Karly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Teaching, both from the University of Oregon. Most recently, Karly earned her specialist degree in Educational Leadership with the University of Northern Colorado.

Leigh Lamb

Assistant Principal, East campus, 5-6

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Leigh has been with Third Future Schools since 2018. Leigh taught 4th through 8th grade Art of Thinking before moving into administration 2019. Leigh spent 2021 in Texas helping the administration team launch a new Third Future School. Leigh returned to the Academy of Advanced Learning in spring of 2022. 


Leigh obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Leigh is currently working towards her Masters degree in Educational Leadership with Denver University. This year Leigh is also working with network leadership as the LCD Coordinator.

West campus, Grades 7-8

Amy Parrott

Assistant Principal, West Campus, 7-8


Amy is in her tenth year of education. She has taught middle school and high school science, as well as coached varsity softball. This will be Amy's second year as Assistant Principal for Academy of Advanced Learning. Throughout her time in education, she has served in multiple leadership roles and has also written curriculum for the middle school and high school science departments at her previous school.


Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Tarleton State University. While in attendance, she was on scholarship to play softball. She has a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University.


Teacher on special Assignment

Aundrea McCormick


Aundrea has a Bachelor of Science with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Health from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. She also holds a TESOL Certification from the International Language Institute in Washington, D.C, and she obtained her principal's license and Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from CSU-Global. 

Aundrea spent seven years as a collegiate basketball coach, instructor, and academic advisor. In addition, Aundrea has also been an ELL, English, and Literature teacher. She has managed an SES Math & Reading program for Denver and Aurora Public Schools and served as the assistant principal of Accelerated Schools in Denver for two years before taking over as the principal for the past three years. When not at work, Aundrea enjoys spending time in nature with her husband, Jesse, and dog, Herschel.

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