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Leadership
JH Classical Academy is honored to have oversight and active engagement from such an esteemed mix of individuals. Each member of our Board of Directors brings their unique gifts, skills, and experience to bear for the advancement of our academy and the betterment of our Jackson Hole community.


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  • Mr. Jonathan Robinson

    Parent Director

    Jonathan Robinson joins the Board of Directors at Jackson Hole Classical Academy with years of experience in statistical analysis, finance, and education. Mr. Robinson has lived in Jackson Hole since 2013, and his son Bill attends JHCA. Mr. Robinson is dedicated to the mission and vision of the school. "I value JHCA for its commitment to rigorous classical education and structure. Students are given the ability to succeed academically, as well as develop good habits for life." 

    Mr. Robinson grew up in Midland, Texas. His father was an air force test pilot, and he followed in his footsteps, joining the Air Force Academy. There he received a B.S. in Operations Research. His excellent work led to a scholarship for a graduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a Captain in the US Air Force, Mr. Robinson was an assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy. There he was recognized as the Outstanding Computer Science Instructor of the Year in 1998.
     
    Mr. Robinson brings valuable financial acumen to his role as a board member at JHCA. From 2007-2009, Mr. Robinson served as the Vice-Treasurer of the US Air Force Academy's Endowment. Here he helped expand the US Air Force Academy's endowment and gained significant experience in non-profit fundraising. Since 2009, Mr. Robinson has been the principal consultant at William E. Wecker Associates. He uses statistical analysis to solve problems arising in litigation and business.
     
    Besides his professional pursuits, Mr. Robinson is an assistant scout master for Troop 67, Boy Scouts of America. His son Bill is a scout. They look forward to adventures throughout the year, such as winter camping, cross-country ski treks, and extended rafting expeditions. 
  • Mrs. Lisa Meaney

    Parent Director

    Mrs. Lisa Meaney has joined the Board of Directors at JH Classical Academy. Her three sons, Case, Reeve, and Calum are students at the Academy. Mrs. Meaney is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has served on the boards of several non-profits.

    One of the non-profits that Mrs. Meaney has invested years into is the Rwandan Orphans Project. This organization helps former street children by providing them with physical care and a primary school education. Mrs. Meaney also volunteered at and served on the board of Safe and Sound in San Francisco, which works to prevent child abuse by providing social services and family support. She has also worked as a school counselor in underserved communities.
     
    Mrs. Meaney grew up in Washington, D.C. and made her way to California for a master’s degree at UC Davis to study primatology and the evolution of human behavior. Following this, she traveled to Uganda to research chimpanzees in the wild. After two years, she decided to go back to school to get a degree in family counseling. She says, "The thing that connected these two areas of interest for me was the study of behavior and psychology."
     
    Mrs. Meaney is enthusiastic about the mission and vision of JH Classical Academy. She says, "Moving to Jackson Hole and enrolling my kids in the Academy has been a long-term goal. Our family has wanted to live in a smaller community for years. Not only does the small town of Jackson fit our life vision, but the Classical Academy aligns with the educational philosophy I believed in. As I took a tour of the school and heard about it, the mission and vision really spoke to me!"
     
    Mrs. Meaney continues, "Specifically, I love how JHCA holds to a real, faith-based classical education. There is so much rich education that I love studying and reading what my kids are learning. My sons are learning to think, reason, and write. They are also learning to be thoughtful gentlemen."
     
    Mrs. Meaney looks forward to lending her experience, expertise, and enthusiasm to further JHCA in upcoming years.
  • Mrs. Lynn Friess

    School Director

    Mrs. Lynn Friess joins the JH Classical Board of Directors with years of experience in non-profit organizations, specifically in the arts and education. Her grandchildren, Thatcher, Ginger, and Sarah attend JHCA. Lynn was instrumental in the founding of JHCA and is dedicated to excellence in education. 

    "I love JHCA because, as a grandmother, I have seen and visited other schools, both public and private. Unfortunately, many of those schools miss the mark in my opinion. JHCA is special. The teachers really care about their students. It shows in the conduct of the students the respect they have for their teachers, and each other."

    Lynn grew up in upstate New York and worked as a grocery store clerk, an assistant in the Scottsville Town Library, and made her own clothes. She received a bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin, married her “Marlboro Man” and together they raised four children.  

    Lynn was named one of the Outstanding Women of Wilmington, Delaware for her volunteer work, and she continues to work in the arts and education. She chaired the Wyoming Business Council and the Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, while winning awards for each of her five children’s books. Lynn currently enjoys serving on the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Board, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board, the ACE Scholarships National Advisory Board.

    Lynn and her husband live part-time in Jackson and enjoy their fifteen grandchildren.
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Contact

Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
 
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
 
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School Office
(307) 201-5040
 
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