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.
Ted Freedman has devoted his career to teaching children fitness. He retired in 2013 from Wood Gormley Elementary School, after teaching physical education there for 17 years. Before that, he worked for Children's Adventure Company, organizing and conducting outdoor education programs, that included rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. Ted currently teaches classes in fitness, triathlon training, spin, and swim at Santa Fe Community College. Ted started the Wood Gormley Panther Run in 2005, and still serves as Race Director. He is the athlete liaison for the City of Santa Fe Triathlon and helped organize and continues to be a part of the City of Santa Fe Kids Triathlon. Ted has inspired hundreds of children in Santa Fe to stay fit. He continues to support public education in Santa Fe as a community member of the ATC Governing Council. Ted has lived in New Mexico since 1969, and is married to his wonderful wife, Lorraine Palmer, a Wood Gormley teacher herself.
Having had a child at ATC since 2005, I have watched the development of the school with interest. I feel that ATC needs a period of calm to regroup and re-vision after the last year or so. We need to have a clear idea where ATC is going. We need to envisage what the strategic aims and objectives are, and then we need to adopt those policies that enable these aims and objectives to be achieved. This is a great school with terrific staff and pupils. I have worked all my life as a jeweler and latterly as a gallery owner with my wife. I was trained at Sir Cass College and Royal College of Art in London. I also have a MA from University of Texas, El Paso and a MFA from New Mexico State University. What I bring to the table is a long history of committee work and mediation. I have served as a school governor of a large and ancient high school, as an elected council chairman, councilman and on many boards and committees. I am the father of five children and I have seen four of them through university. Our youngest is now in 8th grade. So, I have a vested interest in seeing ATC grow and reach its full potential. For this to happen, we must all pull our weight and pull together. With full cooperation we can make this a really great chool of which we can all be proud.