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What is the Discovery Booster Club (DBC)?

All parents and legal guardians of all Discovery students are automatically members of NRE DBC. Our members also include Discovery Teachers, the Principal and Assistant Principal at Northridge Elementary. Members are invited to vote on proposals from the DBC Board in the Fall and Spring Parent Meetings.

What is the DBC Board?

The DBC Board consist of six (6) parents or legal guardians of currently enrolled Discovery students. The DBC Board meets every month and is responsible for guiding and managing DBC activities throughout the school year. Nominations and elections to the DBC Board are held in April every year.

2017-2018 DBC Board Members

Catherine Archuleta, Volunteer Coordinator - Catherine’s daughter Kyra has been at Northridge in the Discovery Program since 2013. She joined the DBC Board in 2014. She is now the Volunteer Coordinator for Discovery. Cat hopes to help make the teacher’s jobs easier by providing them with parent volunteers in and out of the classroom.

Diane Christensen, Treasurer - Diane’s family has been at NRE since August 2009. She has three children, two of them have been in the Discovery program. Her past professional experience includes six years in public accounting and five years in corporate accounting.

Filipina Pate, President - Filipina has two children in the Discovery Program and this is her second year at Northridge. Currently enrolled in the M.S. in Information and Communications Technology Management program at University of Denver, Filipina is an experienced tech startup founder and product manager. She is a former SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Parent Model Group Facilitator. Filipina hopes to help parents learn how to support the development of the so-called “soft skills” and help build a strong, supportive community within Discovery and NRE.

Sara Seba, Secretary - Sara is a product manager at an education technology company. She is the mother of an NRE Discovery graduate who is now an 8th grader at Cresthill and a daughter who will be a 5th grader in NRE Discovery this year. As secretary of the Discovery Booster Club and a parent representative on the Douglas County Gifted Education Advisory Council (DCGEAC), Sara hopes to contribute to making the educational experience of students as rich, empowering, and engaging as possible.

Leann Spencer, Vice President - Leann has a son in the Discovery Program going into the Third grade for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be her second year at Northridge. She is the Operations Manager for a Health and Fitness Company with a mission to get 50 million people moving by 2025. As Vice President of the Discovery Booster Club, she hopes to shape the learning environment for each of the students to be challenged to the best of their ability and become a true leader and role model to their peers and others in the community.

Karen Grewell, Community Liaison

2017-2018 DBC Committee Chairs 

Nicole Bolger, Social Committee Chair - Nicole recently worked in the Northridge office as the school's Registrar and Volunteer Coordinator. She has been an active parent since her son, Conor, joined NRE last year and is looking forward to popping into his 2nd Grade Discovery classroom this year! Nicole has a degree in Art (sculpture) and offers tutoring as well as hosts art events at her Highlands Ranch home.

Christine Church, SpellCheck Committee Co-Chair
Nicole Reimers, SpellCheck Committee Co-Chair
Heather Smith, Grocery Card Committee Chair