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Governing Board Members:

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Jonas Bean

Jonas Bean - Board Chair

Mr. Bean has experience in outdoor education, school leadership, classroom education, business ownership, non-profit education board management and is also a structure firefighter/EMT and ski patroller. His wide range of experience and connections within the community helps to unite the vision of the school. He has two children who are curious learners and love living in Valley County. Mr. Bean has a passion for travel, dual sport motorcycles, sailing, photography, and sunrises.

I joined the MCS Board because I believe in choices for education. No school can fill the needs of every student but by having options, families can make the best choice for their children. I also have so much confidence in our administrators, Pat and Jenny, who’s vision and drive to make MCS a center for innovated learning will change the lives of young learners in this area.

MCS inspires me because of the untamed possibilities of growth with our students. There are no boundaries to what self-directed education can achieve. Student centered education is the key for kids to learn for themselves not because an adult is telling them they have too.

Term: June 2025


Jeremy Humphrey

Jeremy Humphrey - Secretary

Jeremy is a competitive ultramarathoner, coach and race director. He is a licensed Colorado attorney, with a Juris Doctorate and Bachelors degree in Political Science.  He is happily married to Brandi and recently had his first child, Wilder.

I joined the MCS Board because of its commitment to serving the children of McCall through place based education and lots of opportunities to get the kids outside and experiencing the beauty of Idaho.  I am inspired by our Board's strength to carry on in our search for a home and to finally open our doors and begin serving our local children.

Term: June 2025


Elise Giddings

Elise Giddings

Ms. Giddings has been involved in multiple start up businesses and brings an entrepreneurial approach to the MCS board. Through her business efforts she has experience in collaborative team building, operational considerations, marketing, and messaging. She is also a part time homeschool educator and herself a dedicated student of alternative educational methods that develop self-directed, motivated leaders for the future. It is her personal goal to help each child (and adult!) come into contact with and develop the inner gifts they have to offer the world, and is happy that MCS will offer this opportunity for children in our community.

I joined the board because I have personally seen the benefits of a project-based and learner centered approach for children, and would like to bring this approach to Valley County. Before we moved to the area in 2016, my children attended a school with a similar model and I saw first hand the engagement and powerful learning that working in this environment allowed.

Working on the board of MCS has been inspiring because it is a microcosm of the values of our school - each member bringing their talents to bear on the overall project, working together through many challenges that required creativity, problem solving and collaboration - the skills of the 21st century. To have the opportunity to bring these skills to the students and show them how to use their own talents, creativity, problem solving and collaboration to bring to life projects of their own is truly inspiring to me and I believe will nurture people who will make a difference in the world.

Term: June 2024

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Ken Enochs

Ken Enochs

Ken is originally from McCall, where he greatly enjoyed and benefitted from easy access to outdoor activities: being on the ski team, swimming in the lake, and hiking and climbing in the surrounding mountains. This led to outdoor adventures further afield: as a rafting and sea kayaking guide, as a coordinator of a couple of different outdoor programs, and as a traveler and adventurer to remote corners of the globe. All told, he has lived, worked, or traveled to over 40 countries and on all seven continents. 

Education, however, is his greatest passion. Ken has worked with students of practically all ages, from elementary to middle to high school before taking a position at an elite university in Tokyo, Japan. While his main focus was on the teaching of academic English, he also taught courses in polar exploration, socially responsible travel, and personal and professional leadership. Retired, he continues to teach but now as a ski and mountain bike instructor at Brundage and as a coach of the McCall youth mountain bike team. 

With his love of both recreating outdoors and education in general, Ken can fully appreciate the place-based education of the Mountain Community School as it strives to take advantage of all our great outdoor learning opportunities while tying them to engaging, project-based classroom work.

Term: June 2026

Kelsie Baldwin

Kelsie Baldwin

Bio Coming Soon.


Term: June 2026

Haden Tanner

Haden Tanner

Mr. Tanner graduated from Boise State University with a degree in History and Secondary Education.  Shortly after graduating he moved to McCall in 2004 where he started out working in local youth in the Valley County Juvenile Detention Center.  After DJC he took a position teaching at Heartland High School, then McCall Donnelly High School.  He has volunteered throughout the years as a youth soccer coach, hockey coach, and mountain biking coach.  His ties to the community and the youth of Valley County continues to run strong and brings not only a educational background but also a business owner perspective and connections to the board.

Term: June 2024