Living Our Mission

My Fellow Alumni,

As I write to you, it is an iconic and beautiful fall day at Colorado Academy. I recall the fall on campus with the excitement of meeting new students, nerves for new classes and teachers, and endless CA enthusiasm surrounding Homecoming. For many of us, the campus looks very different than when we walked the grounds ourselves. Generous support from the CA community means students experience education in state-of-the-art facilities. While a building can be shiny and new, the students and teachers who occupy them are what bring the CA experience to life, and they are what brought me back to this life-changing institution.

CA’s mission of Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders is at the absolute core of how we operate and what we are today. While this may not have been as succinctly defined during your time at CA, I strongly believe that this mission rings true for every generation that attended Colorado Academy and echoes the foundation laid by Chuck Froelicher.

I am excited in my role as Director of Alumni Relations to continue to live this mission within our alumni community. My predecessor, Sue Burleigh, was an incredible steward of CA, and I am inspired by her amazing work of continually connecting Alumni to each other and back to CA. As many have said (and I agree), I have big shoes to fill, and I am looking forward to doing so through the following focus areas in the coming years:

  • Engagement: Bringing Alumni together for the many events we love and identifying new occasions to interact locally and across the country. We plan to involve Alumni in our “CA on The Road” adventures with trips to Alumni hubs in the coming year.
  • Education: Your learning does not stop after graduating from CA, and we want to contribute to that journey. We are extending invites to share educational tools, such as the links below on addressing current events and building support systems for your children. This includes the SPEAK (Series for Parent Education About Kids) events on campus, and on Zoom when possible, addressing relevant topics of today. In September, the series focused on AI and education with Learning in the AI Age by A.J. Juliani.
  • Networking: The CA network is a local, regional, and global network that many of us have relied on for reconnecting with friends after a move, mentorship, and contacts for your career. Through events, Alumni database management, and current student mentorship opportunities, I look forward to making networking a focal point for alumni.

I appreciate the opportunity to connect with you today and in the future. I have to thank the many alumni who have contributed to what CA’s Alumni community is today—whether you have served on the Alumni Board, attended events, cheered on your favorite sports teams or athletes, read our communications, or participated through giving—YOU are CA and that is why I am here.

As I start this new role, I welcome your feedback on what you, a valued CA alum, are looking for from the CA community. Feel free to contact me by phone (303-914-2584) or email.

Go Mustangs!

Emma Harrington Kane ‘07

P.S. Keep your contact information up to date through this link, so we can stay in touch!