Snowy Range Academy
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Welcome to Snowy Range Academy

Academic Excellence, Character Education, and Fairness for All

Snowy Range Academy (SRA) is a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Albany County School District #1. Our Core Knowledge charter school emphasizes academics, phonics-based Spalding Language Arts Instruction, accelerated Saxon Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our school and the excellent programs and services we offer our students. Go, Falcons!

A Message from Our Principal

Greetings SRA Community,

I would like to begin where I left off in my last correspondence, by expressing how honored I am to be a part of the Snowy Range Academy community. Thank you again for placing your trust in me and welcoming me into your community. It is a privilege to serve as principal of SRA, and I will strive every day to carry on the vision and mission of SRA in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.

July 1 was my official start date, but I have been in the building for several weeks now. During this time I have had the opportunity to meet with several staff members, board members, and a few parents. Additionally, I attended the June board meeting. There is a great deal for me to understand and accomplish prior to the school year, so the additional time and community support has been very helpful. I am confident we have a fantastic recipe for success at SRA, and I am very excited for our upcoming year.

Many people have contributed greatly to SRA since its inception, and this year we bid farewell to a few of those individuals. Dawn Wilson, principal, was a tireless supporter and educational leader for Snowy Range Academy. We wish Ms. Wilson and her family the very best in the future. Bruce Cameron, emeritus board member, has been with SRA since the beginning. His son was in the first kindergarten class at SRA. We will miss Mr. Cameron’s guidance and support, and we wish him well. Aaron Tomisich has stepped aside as SRA board chair and will be replaced by Cassie Miller. Sheila Mueller is stepping down as SRA board treasurer, and we have Kenneth Zheng accepting this role. All of these individuals are deserving of our appreciation for their past and future service to SRA.

We also have changes to our educational staff at Snowy Range Academy. Angela Sholty is moving on, and we welcome Haley Stebbins as our new art teacher. Jane Raulston has accepted a different position in Laramie, and Meghan Siebigtroth (Sullivan) will take over as our 4th grade teacher. Replacing Mrs. Siebigtroth as our 5th grade language arts teacher is Kimberly Anglen. Also, we are adding a second 3rd grade classroom and have selected Mackenzie Iczkowski for this position. Please take the time to welcome these new members to our community.

We have much to accomplish in the short amount of time before the new school year begins. I will be meeting with staff over the next few weeks to begin planning for the year. Staff, parents, and students are always welcome to schedule a time to visit with me. My hope is to visit with as many community members as possible prior to the start of the year. Please continue to check the website for announcements of upcoming events. Have a safe, relaxing summer. See you all soon!

Sincerely,

John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper
Principal