Educational Team

Allison beauvais

school Director

BS Human Food and Nutrition, University of Houston, 2001
BS Human Development and Family Studies, Focus on Child Development, University of Houston, 1998

​Ms. Beauvais joined IPCS in October 2015.  Before coming to the charter school, she worked with the Federally funded Head Start Program for 12 years.   She was the Nutrition Specialist for AVANCE, Inc. Head Start in Houston for five years and then was a Head Start Federal Reviewer for seven years.  Before Head Start, she worked as the Administrator of Southampton Montessori in Houston, TX.  Ms. Beauvais has lived in Colorado for six years and when she isn't in the mountains, she's off sailing around the world.


stephanie bourquin

K-2nd grade Teacher & Learning Specialist

Stephanie Bourquin

BS from Colorado State University               
Elementary Education degree from Regis University               
MA in Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Stephanie has been in education for more than 20 years.  She began her career as a special education paraprofessional and then became a special education teacher.  She has worked with children from preschool age to high school.  Stephanie has a strong background in teaching reading and math. 

When Stephanie is not teaching she likes to spend her time outdoors, reading books, or with her husband.   


Tallie Gray

3rd-5th Grade teacher

BA from Dartmouth College, graduated 1991
Teaching degree from Metropolitian State College of Denver
University of Colorado Boulder- Film School

Tallie founded KidFun an outdoor educational summer camp; student taught K-6, focused on 3rd grade and 5th/6th grade combination class for GT. She was an Intervention Specialist at Granby Elementary, and taught math enrichment classes.
Additional Info:
Tallie owned the Sun Piper and Cascades Cabin for 20 years. She worked with over 100 Colorado artists, researched and bought quality, and award winning books, toys, and merchandise for appreciative customers.
"I am excited to join the energetic and forward thinking team at IPCS. I have high expectations for my class, which includes having fun while learning."


zach ducharme

6th-8th Grade Teacher

BA in Geology & Wilderness Education from SUNY Potsdam 2010

Zach had aspirations of becoming an Earth Science teacher for many years. However, during his undergraduate studies he was exposed to the world of non-traditional and adventure-based education. This exposure allowed Zach to grow an appreciation and skill for education. Following college graduation, Zach began his career as a Program Director of a residential summer camp in the Adirondacks of New York State. He relocated to Minnesota to work as an After-School Site Director for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Following that, Zach accepted a job as an Outdoor Education Instructor at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park and worked his way into a Director position at YMCA of the Rockies- Snow Mountain Ranch. Zach brings 7 years of youth development and education experience with him to IPCS. He hopes to utilize an experiential education approach with his students at IPCS.


Polly Gallagher

PE & Outdoor education Teacher

M.Ed, Secondary in Social Studies
BA Anthropology/ Political Science
Certificate in South East Asian Studies
Core Knowledge Leadership Training

"Watching children grow, experiencing the world through their eyes, and opening doors to new adventures are what drew me to education."

After nearly falling into an alligator tank as a zookeeper, Mrs.Gallagher moved more and more into the realm of education. Facilitating English language classes, zoo programs, museum courses, and outdoor education lessons, all led to a return to school and a teaching license. A real desire to promote written and oral communication to allow students to become active young citizens in our community and beyond is Mrs. Gallagher's primary academic goal with taking the time to read a story with a child a close second.


kate elliot

french teacher

​​Kate is our French teacher here at IPCS. She has been teaching here for several years!


kim madison

Lunch service/custodian

​ Kim Madison has served IPCS since 2000. Her capacities have been not only as an on going volunteer but as our Librarian and our Custodian.
She and her husband Ed Madison have put both of their children; Kelly and Zach through IPCS and now her Grandaughter is here as well!