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Leslie Baker
Board Chair
Current term ends: June 2024
Leslie Baker-Board Chair

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. Leslie has also represented charter schools on the Idaho School Boards Association Executive Board. 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."
Kendra Chilbert
Current term ends: June 2025

MCS Board Member Kendra Chilbert

Alumni Industry Outreach Program Coordinator at the University of Idaho

Kendra grew up in small towns across Washington state and when it came to picking her college, she decided to expand her horizons and move to a small town in Idaho. During her time at the University of Idaho, she fell in love with the Moscow community and decided that it was the perfect place to start a family (she now has two children). Professionally, she has experience working at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, the City of Moscow, and is now currently working at the University of Idaho in the Office of Alumni Relations.

Why I chose to be a board member?

The ability to choose the path for your child’s education is an extremely important role of a parent. I know that when I chose the Moscow Charter School for my children it was due to the fact that I could recognize faces on the board, and teachers in the school and know that each student’s success was in their best interest.  It was because of this that I wanted to be on the board. I am honored to be on a board that is approachable and willing to put in the work to continue to grow the school and give parents the confidence they need to continue supporting our Moscow Charter School community. 


Aimee Mobley
Current term ends: June 2025

MCS Board Member Aimee MobleyAt-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 5th 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."
Evan Penberthy
Current term ends: June 2025

MCS Board Member Evan PenberthySenior Engineering Manager, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Evan was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho but has lived in Moscow since 2003 when he began studying Engineering at the University of Idaho where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering both in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power Protection. Upon graduation in 2007 he began his career in Research and Development at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. In his free time, Evan enjoys almost any activity that allows him to spend time outdoors. Both of Evan’s children attend Moscow Charter School. Evan joined the Moscow Charter School Board in 2023.


Why I chose to be a board member?

“Moscow Charter School has done so much for my kids that I was looking for a way to give back. Working in Pullman did not give me many opportunities to volunteer in the classroom but volunteering my time in the evening as a board member easily fit my schedule. Furthermore, I believe my background in engineering will bring further breadth of expertise to the board ensuring that Moscow Charter School can continue to specialize in STEAM education.”

Jade Stellmon
Vice Chair
Current term ends: June 2024
MCS Board Member Jade Stellmon

Program Administrator, Washington State University College of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Program

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.
Why I chose to be a board member?
"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."
Marie Vineyard
Current term ends: June 2025

MCS Board Member Marie VineyardSmall Business Owner, The Old Vineyard Antique Store, Moscow, Idaho

As a member of the Moscow Community over the past five years, Marie and her family have thoroughly enjoyed the incredible City of Moscow, fabulous outdoor adventures, the University of Idaho Community, as well as becoming business owners in this amazing community. Marie attended the University of Washington, where she played collegiate softball and Central Washington University obtaining both her Bachelor of Science in K-12 education and her Master of Science in Education Administration. The Vineyards are proud owners of The Old Vineyard Antique Store in Moscow and enjoy curating treasures and sharing the stories that relics of the past inhibit.

Why I chose to be a board member?

“Over the course of my educational career I had the incredible opportunity to inspire, lead, grow, develop, network, and bring a true love of lifelong learning to so many young minds. During my time as CEO of Vineyard Inc., as a Stay at Home Mom I had the pleasure of growing as a parent, wife, and learning the importance of change, growth mindset, and celebrating the journeys and milestones. This time also allowed for my love of leadership and community to shine as an integral member of Elementary School Parent Group Organizations.
Over the past five years both of our children, Ellie (11th grade) and Wyatt (6th grade) have had the opportunity to attend Moscow Charter School. Our family is grateful for this special community, and I cannot think of a more rewarding position to give back to this fabulous Charter School which has provided our kids with lifelong opportunities.”