The Missoula Community School is a non-profit educational community, created in the spring of 2001 by a group of teachers and parents. MCS is governed by a Board of Directors made up of no fewer than 5 members and no more than 12. Board members serve a two-year term, with an option to request re-election to a third year if desired.
The MCS Board meets every other month. Meetings are held at 6 pm, the 2022-2023 meeting venue will be posted at school, or you can contact the director/assistant director for more information. Meetings are always open to parents, and input is welcome.
2023-2024 Missoula Community School Board of Directors
Kinsey Livingston (she/her) (Board President): Kinsey Livingston was raised in California and received her Business Economics & Communications degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009. She has spent her career working in sales and leadership roles at tech companies, which led to her living in Scottsdale, New York and San Francisco, before relocating to Missoula in August of 2018 for a job at ClassPass, one of the few tech companies in Missoula. Kinsey and her husband, Ted, have twins, Lennon and Tedders, who are in their second year at MCS in the Blue Room. They also have a German Shepherd named River, who you may spot on various playgrounds around Missoula. Kinsey’s hobbies include tennis, volleyball, skiing and of course enjoying all the outdoor activities in Missoula. Her latest project with her husband is renovating and decorating a tiny fixer-upper cabin near Disco. After participating in MCS auctions and fundraisers over the past few years, she is so excited to be more directly involved in the MCS community as a parent, and now as the board President.
Mollie Devlin-McKay (Vice President): In 2006 Mollie moved to Missoula from Annapolis, Maryland with her brother for a few months– and never left. Mollie fell in love with the mountains, rivers, people and community rich in good people. Her passion for working with littles led her to work as a teacher at Missoula Community School in 2007 and 2008, and eventually led to an MSW from the University of Montana. Mollie worked as a mental health therapist with youth in MCPS for 8 years. She is now in private practice as an LCSW. Mollie spends the majority of her energy raising her daughter Nora with her husband, Levi, and pup, Gus. Mollie feels most herself when outside with no agenda, and is happiest on the river, in her garden, or under the stars with friends and family.
Conor Newman (Treasurer): Conor was born and raised in Missoula, graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in Accounting in 2010 and a Masters of Accountancy in 2011. He is currently a shareholder at Boyle, Deveny & Meyer P.C where he specializes in tax and business consulting. Conor and his spouse, Rose, have two daughters, Eva and Hadley. Eva is a recent graduate of MCS and Hadley is enjoying her second year (first without her big sister there). Conor and his family have felt such a connection to MCS and the family oriented environment and culture it brings. During his free-time, Conor enjoys essentially anything outdoors…from mountain biking, fishing, and camping in the spring and summer, to hunting and skiing/boarding in the fall and winter. Introducing Eva and Hadley to these activities seems to have become a hobby unto-itself.
Craig Mettler (Board Member): Craig grew up in Walla Walla, WA. Craig attended both undergrad and graduate school at the University of Montana. Craig has been an educator and coach in MCPS since 2010. Craig is currently an Assistant Principal at Sentinel High School. As an educator Craig strives to deliver opportunities for all students, regardless of circumstance, to experience educational, social, and emotional growth and success. Craig and his wife, Reese, have a young daughter, Wyatt, and dog, Archie. Craig enjoys his morning exercise routine, recreating around Western Montana, reading, and spending quality time with his family. Craig is excited to have an impact on early education in the Missoula community, as this is the most critical time of students’ future success.
Michael Larsen (Board Member): Born and raised in Southern Minnesota, the mountains began calling Michael many years ago. Meeting his wife, Sarah, while working at a camp on Flathead Lake, they then lived in Oregon for many years before heading back to Sarah’s hometown of Missoula. They have watched their two sons, Emerson (alumni) & Rowan (attending), grow, be nurtured and inspired by the amazing teachers and staff at MCS.
With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, Michael has worked in education for over 10 years. He currently teaches English at Hellgate High School. To rejuvenate, he enjoys running, biking, hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring Montana’s great outdoors.
Pat Kujawa (he/him) (Board Member): Pat grew up in Butte, MT, where he and his wife, Kelly, still enjoy festivals and visiting family. After graduating from Montana State University, he worked in Bozeman before following Kelly to live in Missoula and study at UM, where he got a Master’s degree in computer science. He works as a software engineer at Workiva. Hobbies include reading and soccer, and he is very much an indoor enthusiast. Both of Pat’s kids have attended MCS, and he joined the board to give back to the teachers and staff who cared with all their hearts through a very difficult pandemic, for which he will always be grateful.