Flagship Admin Team:
Nicole Mitchell, Program Manager
Nuts & Bolts: creative and enthusiastic, with a background in art, anthropology, and education.
Fundamentals: spending time with family and friends.
Depth: yoga, hiking, skiing, art, culture, and being outside.
YDC: A Youth Development Coordinator who is dedicated to one school site, developing unique programs and coordinating Flagship's 700+ volunteers.
Flagship Elementary Team:
Flagship Core Teacher at Franklin Elementary
Shaped by: time spent with family, adventures with friends, diverse experiences teaching in Montana and abroad
Inspired by: smiles, nature, conversation, travel
Always striving to: be active and present, listen, try new things, make a positive impact
Flagship Middle School Team:
Linds Sanders, CS Porter YDC
Inspiration: Summiting mountains, searching for ferrets sleeping in my clothing drawers, playing Mah Jongg, and saying "yes" to what scares me.
Practice: Asking, "What's been the highlight of your day?" and then listening deeply.
Action: People won't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Flagship Core Teacher at CS Porter Middle School
Practice: Patience and understanding can go a long way.
Action:The outdoors is its own classroom, and I attend regularly!
Fun Fact: When i am not teaching I am a ski instructor and fishing guide!
Flagship Core Co-Facilitator at CS Porter Middle School
Inspiration: I like to draw large and small mandalas and paint body positive watercolor portraits and get inspired by other artists on Instagram.
Practice: Anytime it crosses my mind I’ll bring my focus back to my breath.
Action: Everything I do is centered around creating unity; whether I’m in a Flagship club, mentoring a middle-schooler, or riding my bike around Missoula.
Fun Fact: My name is Hebrew and means “sweet-scented spice.”
Flagship High School Team:
Melissa Madsen, Willard Alternative YDC
Head: culture is food, art, music, writing, theatre...always hungry for more.
Heart: family, friends and neighbors...we all fall down but we all help each other up.
Core: life is gravy...I don't mind the lumps.