Who We Are in the U.S.

One School at a Time Founders:

Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert have received an International Human Rights award from the Boulder, CO chapter of the United Nations Association, as well as a “Women Who Light the World” award from the Boulder County Chamber of Commerce.

Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert are committed to the idea that ALL children should have the opportunity to access education. Bay and Patty have traveled to Uganda from their homes in Colorado, USA numerous times since this project began in 2005.

About Bay Roberts:  Bay has a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies, a Masters Degree in Biology, and a Teaching Certificate in Primary Education. She worked as a seabird biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska before moving to the Boulder, CO area. She is the parent of two adopted girls, one born in China, another in Rwanda. These two inspiring and beautiful girls were the catalyst for One School at a Time, an effort born out of the desire to provide more needy children with the basic opportunity they deserve- to meet their potential in life.

About Patty Gilbert:  Passionate about volunteering and giving back, Patty Gilbert has a BS in Chemistry, has owned a coffee shop, been a tour guide in the Canadian Rockies, and taught parenting classes and science to underprivileged kids in the Denver area. The mother of two, Patty and her husband live in Boulder, Colorado.

One School at a Time Assistant Director and Public Relations Manager:

About Kierra Peterson: Kierra interned in 2011 with One School as a high school student at Watershed School (Boulder, CO), completed her college degree in Global Studies at LIU Global in 2018 and now has completed the circle back to us. Kierra is dedicated to each and every person in this world having the opportunity to meet their potential in life.

About Mona Vyas: Mona is passionate about changing the world and helping others, this is why she joined One School at a Time in September 2019, after having volunteered for 5 months. She has a BA in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration from Rosary College (Dominican University) in IL, an MBA from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Paralegal Certification from ACC in CO. Her professional experience includes retail, healthcare, law firms/nonprofits and the International Finance Corporation. After 18 years living on the East coast, Mona left D.C. and moved to CO to be closer to her family.

Kierra and Hussein in the Field Office farm..

Julie, Mona, and Brian having fun at the Field Office before our final farewell.