ATC Governing Council Members
Tannis Fox, President
Tannis Fox is a parent representative on the ATC Council. Ms. Fox is a lawyer who has practiced more than 25 years. Most of her practice has been with government and public interest organizations. For the past 12 years, she had done environmental protection work; she currently works for the New Mexico Attorney General's Office doing environmental impact work. Ms. Fox ran for the Council because she wanted to give back to ATC because the school had benefited her child and because she believes that ATC is currently well-positioned to redefine its mission, to improve its academic standards, and to become a model charter school for the state.
Kelly Horn, Vice-President
Kelly Horn was the Head of School at Rio Grande School, an independent day school in Santa Fe serving 160 students age 3 through grade 6. Before moving to Santa Fe, Kelly was the Headmaster at Rohan Woods School in St. Louis, Missouri for eight years. Prior to his tenure at Rohan Woods, he was the Upper School Director at Rossman School for four years, also in St. Louis. His career in education began a French and Latin instructor. Kelly holds a Masters of Arts in Education, a Bachelors of Science in Economics, and a Bachelors of Arts in French from Truman State University. He also completed a post-graduate fellowship at Columbia University in New York where his studies focused on the development of student leadership skills and programs for young learners. Kelly has been married to his wife, Patty, for 17 years and they have two sons, Jack (12) and John (10).
Leslie Fagre, Secretary
Leslie Fagre is a parent educator representative on the ATC Governing Council. She is an educator at the Museum of International Folk where she coordinates the docent program and teaches in youth and adults programs.Previously, Ms. Fagre taught in the Communication & Journalism Department at UNM, and taught ESL in Japan. She has also worked as a communications consultant and project manager for several non-profits. Leslie has a BA in Comparative Religion from Carleton College and an MA in Intercultural Communication from UNM. She ran for the council because she believes that all Santa Fe students should have access to a challenging college prep education in a supportive environment. She also believes that talented and dedicated teachers are a key to student success at ATC, and believes we should focus on attracting and retaining the best! She has an eighth grader and a tenth grader at ATC.
Marilyn Fitzgerald has spent the last forty-five years as a public school educator. She has been a teacher, administrator and a teacher mentor. Ms. Fitzgerald has a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education. She is certified as an Elementary Principal and as a Supervisor of Special Education. She retired in 2000 after spending 20 years as an Elementary Principal of the Candlebrook School in Pennsylvania. Ms. Fitzgerald moved to Santa Fe in 2000 and spent 2002-2013 as a teacher mentor for the Santa Fe Public Schools and ATC.
Larry Mirabal, CGFM is currently the Financial/Accounting representative on the ATC Governing Council. Mr. Mirabal is an Accountant (Certified Governmental Financial Manager), who has been in the Accounting and Financial profession for nearly 40 years. Mr. Mirabal retired from State Government after serving for 25 years in various high level capacities most recently of which he oversaw 89 of the State of NM Public School Districts and nearly 100 Charter Schools as Director of School Budget and Finance Analysis. While employed by the NM Public Education Department, he was directly responsible for an Educational budget of over 1 billion dollars. Mr. Mirabal currently is owner of a private Accounting and Tax practice. He is a volunteer for a Charter School Foundation in Albuquerque in addition to volunteering with The Academy for Technology and the Classics Governing Council. He also serves as Chairman for the St. John's Catholic Church Finance Council and is Treasurer for the Knights of Columbus Council 13699 in Santa Fe. Mr. Mirabal is also an appointed member of the Santa Fe Public School District Audit Committee. He ran for the ATC Governing Council again this year because he wants to share his Educational Public School Finance background in assisting the funding and growth of the ATC educational facilities that will benefit the students of ATC Charter Schol, for today and the future.
Courtney White is a parent representative to the ATC Council and Chair of the Sustainability Committee. He is a conservationist and author who co-founded the Quivira Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists, and others around practices that improve land health (see quiviracoalition.org). He and his wife Gen are the parents of Sterling and Olivia, students at ATC. With his experience in nonprofit management and conservation, Courtney is committed to helping ATC accomplish its goal of becoming a model charter school.