Snowy Range Academy Board of Directors
The Snowy Range Academy Board of Education is comprised of nine board members who freely dedicate their time and energy to serving our school community. Our board members know that the students always come first; they make every decision with only the students’ best interests in mind.
Help Lead SRA Into the Future
Join the SRA board of directors, become a leader, and help make the difficult but necessary decisions that will help SRA continue our standards of academic excellence as we expand for the future.
Governing Board Meetings
We invite the public to join our board of directors at our monthly meetings. We generally hold our meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. However, there may be some exceptions or changes, so please visit this page to confirm the details.
Snowy Range Academy would like to invite you to view our annual report. We appreciate your support!
Meet Our Board of Directors
About Lindsay Schumaker
Lindsay Schumaker is a parent board member for SRA. She holds a bachelor’s degree, master's degree, and professional license in civil engineering. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and serves on the City of Laramie Traffic Commission. Her oldest daughter, Anna, started at SRA as a kindergartner in 2018. Since that time, Lindsay has served the board on the grant writing and marketing committees. In her free time, she loves to travel, cook, read, hike, ski, and garden.
About Dr. Derek Scasta
Dr. Scasta is an associate professor at the University of Wyoming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Dr. Scasta holds a PhD from Oklahoma State University and has worked in education since 2004 providing a range of teaching, research, and consulting services. Dr. Scasta and his wife Angie have been married since 2004 and have three children enrolled at SRA.
About David Kling
David Kling is one of SRA’s community board members. David grew up in the Laramie community and attended the University of Wyoming where he received his B.S. in Finance and B.S. in Economics. He currently works as a Vice President with First Interstate Wealth Management and possesses a Series 7, General Securities License and a Series 66, Combined Uniform Securities and Registered Investment Advisor License. He earned the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation through the Institute of Certified Bankers in 2011 and obtained the designation of certified financial planner™ in 2017. In addition, David is also a licensed insurance producer within the State of Wyoming.
About Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller is an SRA parent. She is currently a full-time realtor at Advantage Real Estate in downtown Laramie and holds degrees in P.E. teaching, k-12, and pastoral ministry. Cassie moved to Laramie 24 years ago and enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, and playing music. Her goals as a board member are to help increase the enrollment of the school, guide the future expansion, and to give back to the SRA community that has so positively impacted her daughter and family.
About Dr. Clayton Schultz
Dr. Clayton Schultz is an SRA parent. Three of his children currently attend SRA, with a fourth starting soon. For the past nine years, he has been the director of the WEST Institute of Shepherds Theological Seminary. Dr. Schultz began serving on the SRA board in 2017. He enjoys teaching, backpacking, rock climbing, and spending time with his family. His goals as a board member are to help ensure a good learning environment, increase learning opportunities, and help SRA expand its facilities.
About Dr. Charlie Zhang
Dr. Charlie Zhang works as an assistant professor of construction management at the University of Wyoming. He is a licensed professional engineer. Before joining the UW in 2020, he worked as an associate professor of construction management at Eastern Kentucky University. He has over 13 years of civil engineering and construction project management experience. Dr. Zhang holds a PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His area of expertise covers construction scheduling, estimating, bidding, and preconstruction service. Dr. Zhang teaches introduction to construction management, construction documents, cost estimating, construction scheduling, and construction economics.
About John Cowper
John Cowper is a native of Laramie, Wyoming and honored to be the principal of Snowy Range Academy. An educator, John has worked in Wyoming and Alaska as a speech-language pathologist, educational case manager, administrator, and presenter over the last 27 years. John believes every student should be afforded an education that prepares them for success in life. At the same time, he recognizes the hard work and dedication teachers put into planning and instruction to facilitate and support this success. John’s instructional leadership style reflects a balance where all students can achieve, and teachers are supported to make this possible. John received a degree in speech-language pathology and audiology in 1990 from the University of Wyoming and earned a master’s of education degree in communication disorders from Utah State University in 1994. Additionally, he completed his educational leadership certification in 2015 through the University of Wyoming. John enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons enjoying Wyoming outdoors.