Our Founding Team

We are so excited to have assembled this team. We are all committed to making Prospect Academy a place of possibilities and a place of belonging. 

- Mia Coffing, Founding Principal


Mia Coffing, M.Ed., BCBA, Founding Principal


Mia believes in the potential of all learners and partnered with parents and community members in the creation of Prospect to bring learning science and this innovative model to Colorado.  


Mia has been working in the field of special education for over 20 years, beginning with teaching swim lessons to young kids with disabilities.  Since college, she has worked in a variety of settings, primarily teaching reading, math, and writing, and social, adaptive and behavioral skills to students from varied backgrounds and ability levels.  Prior to starting Prospect, Mia started and ran a successful learning center, worked as a learning support specialist at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy, and was an outreach and consultant behavior analyst for Firefly Autism, schools, and families.  


Mia has an undergraduate degree in biological psychology from Dartmouth College, and a masters in special education and behavior analysis from Vanderbilt University.  She is a licensed behavior analyst, a licensed special education generalist (Colorado), and a licensed special education administrator (Colorado).