Leigha Johnson Administrator Leigha Johnson is Lead Founder of MCSA and School Administrator. She is a passionate, high-performing, agent of change within public education. Leigha has over a decade of diverse classroom experience, including instructional coaching and intervention support. Additionally, she has served as a curriculum writer and consultant with several publishing organizations, specifically in the area of cross-curricular lesson structures and differentiation strategies. Leigha received several awards for her distinction within public education to include classroom achievement data, character development initiatives, and community outreach and advocacy. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, Masters of Art in Teaching, Masters of Art in Educational Technology, Education Specialist in Education Administration, and currently nearing program completion for Doctor of Education in K-12 Leadership. In her free time she enjoys crafting, interior design, non-fiction literature, exploring new eateries, and DIY projects with family and friends.  Leigha holds professional licenses in: Early Childhood-6 th Grade Elementary Education 4-8 Math, Science, History, and Language Arts 6-12 Family Consumer Sciences K-12 School Administration (Principal)

Leigha Johnson

Administrator

Leigha Johnson is Lead Founder of MCSA and School Administrator. She is a passionate, high-performing, agent of change within public education. Leigha has over a decade of diverse classroom experience, including instructional coaching and intervention support. Additionally, she has served as a curriculum writer and consultant with several publishing organizations, specifically in the area of cross-curricular lesson structures and differentiation strategies. Leigha received several awards for her distinction within public education to include classroom achievement data, character development initiatives, and community outreach and advocacy. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, Masters of Art in Teaching, Masters of Art in Educational Technology, Education Specialist in Education Administration, and currently nearing program completion for Doctor of Education in K-12 Leadership.

In her free time she enjoys crafting, interior design, non-fiction literature, exploring new eateries, and DIY projects with family and friends. 

Leigha holds professional licenses in:

Early Childhood-6 th Grade Elementary Education

4-8 Math, Science, History, and Language Arts

6-12 Family Consumer Sciences

K-12 School Administration (Principal)

Dr. Gregory M. Williams Board President Professor Gregory M. Williams is Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Sciences. He has developed new courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, Red Rocks Community College, and DeVry University. Dr. Williams’ teaching interests includes database, SQL, information security, and rhetoric and literacy. Dr. Williams is currently the Director of Security, Risk, and Compliance for the State of Colorado. Prior to his current job, he was a Cyber Security Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, and a member of the United States Air Force. Dr. Williams is an exceptional corporate trainer, classroom facilitator, and information technology professional with 12 years of classroom instruction, 6 years of course design coupled with 11 years in the computer industry, and 5 years of research experience. He holds a Bachelor in Business Management, Master of Human Services and Health Care Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology. In his free time, he enjoys reading, mentoring, and physical training.

Dr. Gregory M. Williams

Board President

Professor Gregory M. Williams is Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Sciences. He has developed new courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, Red Rocks Community College, and DeVry University. Dr. Williams’ teaching interests includes database, SQL, information security, and rhetoric and literacy. Dr. Williams is currently the Director of Security, Risk, and Compliance for the State of Colorado. Prior to his current job, he was a Cyber Security Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, and a member of the United States Air Force. Dr. Williams is an exceptional corporate trainer, classroom facilitator, and information technology professional with 12 years of classroom instruction, 6 years of course design coupled with 11 years in the computer industry, and 5 years of research experience. He holds a Bachelor in Business Management, Master of Human Services and Health Care Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, mentoring, and physical training.

Pauline Eltagonde Outreach & Student Support Pauline Eltagonde is an instructional advisor within our founding team. She began her teaching career almost by accident. Starting out as a stay-at- home mom with a commitment to her children’s educational experience, she began working as a guest teacher in their rural Colorado school. Within a short amount of time, she decided to pursue her interest of building classrooms of excellence as a full-time profession. She has spent the last eight years teaching elementary school within the Colorado Springs area and advocating for an equitable school experience for all students. Pauline is an active member of many parent and community organizations and considers her service to our country (as an Army veteran), community, and families to be her proudest achievements. Although originally from Detroit, Michigan, Colorado has been her home for the past twenty years. Pauline received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Specialization in Elementary Education from Regis University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Art in Instructional Leadership. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, and being active with her six children and two grandchildren.

Pauline Eltagonde

Outreach & Student Support

Pauline Eltagonde is an instructional advisor within our founding team. She began her teaching career almost by accident. Starting out as a stay-at- home mom with a commitment to her children’s educational experience, she began working as a guest teacher in their rural Colorado school. Within a short amount of time, she decided to pursue her interest of building classrooms of excellence as a full-time profession. She has spent the last eight years teaching elementary school within the Colorado Springs area and advocating for an equitable school experience for all students. Pauline is an active member of many parent and community organizations and considers her service to our country (as an Army veteran), community, and families to be her proudest achievements. Although originally from Detroit, Michigan, Colorado has been her home for the past twenty years. Pauline received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Specialization in Elementary Education from Regis University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Art in Instructional Leadership.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, and being active with her six children and two grandchildren.

 
Harold Johnson Board Member Harold Johnson is a financial advisor within our founding team. He is a Finance Officer in the United States Air Force and currently serves as a Program Integration Manager within government finance. Prior to this, he held positions as a Financial Manager, Flight Commander, Resource Advisor, Acquisitions Manager, Financial Analyst, and Personnel Administrator. As a career military professional, Mr. Johnson is passionate about serving the needs of veterans and military families, as well as supporting patriotic traditions within our community. He has volunteered in various professional and community areas, which include veteran rehabilitation efforts, under-privileged youth mentoring and scholarship, military comptroller organizations, parent groups, and environmental cleanup efforts. Harold holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource Management, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, numerous accounting and asset management certifications, and is completing his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. In his free time, he enjoys writing, playing sports, attending Bronco games, and being active with his children.

Harold Johnson

Board Member

Harold Johnson is a financial advisor within our founding team. He is a Finance Officer in the United States Air Force and currently serves as a Program Integration Manager within government finance. Prior to this, he held positions as a Financial Manager, Flight Commander, Resource Advisor, Acquisitions Manager, Financial Analyst, and Personnel Administrator. As a career military professional, Mr. Johnson is passionate about serving the needs of veterans and military families, as well as supporting patriotic traditions within our community. He has volunteered in various professional and community areas, which include veteran rehabilitation efforts, under-privileged youth mentoring and scholarship, military comptroller organizations, parent groups, and environmental cleanup efforts. Harold holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource Management, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, numerous accounting and asset management certifications, and is completing his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. In his free time, he enjoys writing, playing sports, attending Bronco games, and being active with his children.

Marvick Burgos Board Member Marvick Burgos is an advisory member of our team who offers exceptional expertise in issues relating to human capital, organizational policy, and benefit structures. He currently serves as Senior Recruiting Manager for a research/analytics corporation. Prior to this, Marvick served in a number of human resource roles to include applicant pre-screening, new-hire orientation, payroll and benefits, compliance and grievance, employee evaluations, and talent recruitment. Mr. Burgos is an honorable veteran of the United States Army, having served as an Intelligence Analyst and Topographic Agent for more than six years. Marvick’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. In his spare time, he enjoys browsing museums of art and history, volunteering as a youth mentor, creating original sketch work, experimenting with graphic design, unwinding to a nice comedy skit, and spending time with his wife and vibrant daughter, Madeline.

Marvick Burgos

Board Member

Marvick Burgos is an advisory member of our team who offers exceptional expertise in issues relating to human capital, organizational policy, and benefit structures. He currently serves as Senior Recruiting Manager for a research/analytics corporation. Prior to this, Marvick served in a number of human resource roles to include applicant pre-screening, new-hire orientation, payroll and benefits, compliance and grievance, employee evaluations, and talent recruitment. Mr. Burgos is an honorable veteran of the United States Army, having served as an Intelligence Analyst and Topographic Agent for more than six years. Marvick’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. In his spare time, he enjoys browsing museums of art and history, volunteering as a youth mentor, creating original sketch work, experimenting with graphic design, unwinding to a nice comedy skit, and spending time with his wife and vibrant daughter, Madeline.

Dr. Tanya Howard Board Member Dr. Tanya Howard serves as an advisory member of our team, specifically on issues related to math and science and urban youth philanthropy. She is an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and social activist. As an accomplished U.S. Navy Veteran, Medical Doctor, and mother of two, Tanya is passionate about educational equality and school opportunities for low-income families. Originally from a working-class family in Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Howard attributes her success to a learned work ethic (gained from her mother), that forged a love of learning, commitment to excellence, and devotion to paying opportunity forward. Dr. Howard’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Doctor of Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Emergency Medicine Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and numerous other professional certifications. Tanya is an active member of many professional and social boards and enjoys participating in the advancement of humanitarian efforts. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, absorbing new cultures, and making memories with her two children.

Dr. Tanya Howard

Board Member

Dr. Tanya Howard serves as an advisory member of our team, specifically on issues related to math and science and urban youth philanthropy. She is an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and social activist. As an accomplished U.S. Navy Veteran, Medical Doctor, and mother of two, Tanya is passionate about educational equality and school opportunities for low-income families. Originally from a working-class family in Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Howard attributes her success to a learned work ethic (gained from her mother), that forged a love of learning, commitment to excellence, and devotion to paying opportunity forward. Dr. Howard’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, Doctor of Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Emergency Medicine Residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and numerous other professional certifications. Tanya is an active member of many professional and social boards and enjoys participating in the advancement of humanitarian efforts. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world, absorbing new cultures, and making memories with her two children.