Board of Directors

James Kamb

James Kamb: Executive Board of Directors - President
Term: January 2019- January 2022 
Committees: GFC

My name is James Kamb and I am serving my 2nd year with the board and my current term will end in January of 2022. My son, Reagan, is in the 4th grade and my daughter, Reese, is in 1st. They have both enjoyed all their school years at Aurora Academy.

Courtnay Hazim

Courtnay Hazim: Executive Board of Directors - Vice President
Term: January 2020-January 2023
Committees: SAC

Courtnay Hazim has been employed as a public school teacher since 1998. She has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade in Southern California, Missouri, and Colorado. She and her family moved to Aurora from California in 2005. During her teaching career, Courtnay has served on various school leadership teams, and has trained and mentored many new teachers. A life-long passion for reading has led Courtnay to develop and implement comprehensive Language Arts curriculum for grades K-3. She spends her free time volunteering at Aurora Academy. Currently, she serves as the chairperson of the School Accountability Committee and she is the Vice President of the Board of Directors.

Zhivonne Armstrong

Zhivonne Armstrong: Executive Board of Directors - Secretary
Term: January 2020-January 2023 
Executive Committee

Zhivonne R. Armstrong has always had a heart for helping empower students and advocate for equity and inclusion, especially in education. Raised by her a single mother and grandmother she has been able to defy the odds by being involved in church at a young age. 
She has been involved with youth ministry over 30 years and served as a youth leader of her current church. It was there she received her license as a minister in 2013. She currently is employed with State of Colorado. Enjoys dancing and spending time with her family in her free time. She is a wife and has been married to her wonderful husband Jeff Armstrong for 16 years and together they have three beautiful children all students of Aurora Academy.

Luke Baker

Luke Baker: Executive Board of Directors -Treasurer
Term: February 2021-February 2024
Committees: SAC 

I’m excited to be joining the board of directors!  My wife, Mary, and I have 2 boys currently at AACS.  Joshua is in the 5th grade and Jonas is in the 3rd grade.  In the fall of 2020, my youngest, Jude, will be starting Kindergarten as well.  We’ve been at AACS for 6 years.  We have served in various volunteer capacities, like so many of you who volunteer your time, and we have a deep appreciation for the staff, faculty, and fellow parents at our school.   I have 18 years of ministry experience serving in churches and I currently work as a Sales and Marketing director for Garden Plaza of Aurora, a retirement community. I have experience serving on various denominational boards/executive groups at both the state and national level.  As a pastor, we partnered with a local elementary school, providing mentors for the students, a backpack food program, and we partnered to build a community garden.  We also offered free weekly ESL classes for the neighborhood. I’m still learning my new role, if I can help serve you in anyway please reach out.  Looking forward to meeting you and helping however I can. 

Karla Sue Byg

Karla Sue Byg: Executive Board of Directors - Director
Term: February 2019- February 2022
Committees: CAC 

My husband Steve and I have been married for 14 years and have 2 boys enrolled at Aurora Academy, Ryan 11 & Dillon 8. Steve is a Colorado native and I am originally from Iowa, born and raised on a farm with 7 older siblings. After 30 years in the corporate world as Sr. Director of Customer Service and Sales I am currently a small business owner of “Farm in a Jar”. I enjoy the freedom of being able to take care of my family and having more involvement with Aurora Academy. In addition to running the Byg family and Farm in a Jar, I volunteer at our church and the boys Cub Scout & Boy Scout troops.  My plans are to be on the board until Dillon graduates.

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