Board of Directors
Associate Professor Emerita, University of Idaho
Leslie has served on the MCS Board of Directors since 2011 and as its chair since 2012. Her daughter Rose attended MCS from kindergarten through 8th grade and is now in college. Leslie has also represented charter schools on the Idaho School Boards Association Executive Board. Idaho was the first state in the country to allow charter schools full representation in its school boards association! If you’ve seen Leslie around town, she was probably being walked by her dogs Bear and Jax.
Why I chose to be a board member?
"My daughter Rose was having such a great experience as a student at MCS, and I was looking for a way to give back to the school and its hard-working staff. The school was facing some significant challenges at that time due to state funding cuts and it has been rewarding to help set it back on a secure footing. We have a great team of staff and board members and it is an honor to work with them."
Latah County Prosecutor's Office
Ashley recently joined the MCS Board of Directors in August of 2021. Originally from Texas, Ashley moved to Moscow in 2005 and now considers Moscow her permanent home. Ashley attended law school at the University of Idaho and now lives in Moscow with her daughter who attends MCS. Professionally, Ashley has been with the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office since 2014 and is currently the Senior Deputy Prosecutor.
Why I choose to be a board member?
"I am the product of two now retired secondary school teachers. From an early age, the value of public education and giving back to my community was instilled in me. I am looking forward to an opportunity to play a more direct role in my child’s education and to give back to this community I love."
At-Home Parent and Owner, Virginia Ave
A 16 year Moscow resident, Aimee has spent most of that time raising her six kids as a stay-at-home mom. Whether helping in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, or even dabbling in homeschool here and there, she has been quite involved in her childrens' education. Some of her other interests include reading, biking, walking, and running an Etsy shop on the side. Her youngest son, Spencer, is a 4th grader at Moscow Charter School.
Why I chose to be a board member?"Serving on the Board is a little out of the norm for me, but I very much wanted to contribute to the wonderful Moscow Charter School community our son enjoys so much. His time here has been a great blessing to our family and I wanted to do what I can to be of use to the school. As a stay-at-home parent, I feel I will bring relevant perspective and helpful experience to the Board."
Brandon Nafsinger (information coming soon!)
The University of Idaho brought Jade to Moscow, but the atmosphere and people compelled her to stay. As a mother of five, she loves living in an inclusive community where her children reap the benefits of big educational opportunities in a small town. Professionally she manages the family medicine residency program at Pullman Regional Hospital for WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Jade joined the Moscow Charter School Board in 2015. She became treasurer in 2017.
"Because of my work schedule I’m rarely able to volunteer in the classroom. But serving on the Board is something I can do to try to give back to the school that has done so much for my children and my family. It’s been so rewarding to see firsthand how the culture of putting the students’ needs first truly permeates every level of the organization."
Director of Facilities, University of Idaho
My family and I moved to Moscow two years ago as I accepted a position at the University of Idaho as the Executive Director of Recreation and Wellbeing. Marie and I knew that Moscow Charter School would be a place where our children Ellie (8th grade) and Wyatt (3rd grade) were sure to thrive.