Governing Board Appreciation from the April 18th Meeting
Parent involvement in schools is crucial for the academic success of children. Studies have consistently shown that students whose parents are involved in their education have high academic achievement. When parents are involved in the school community, it helps create a positive culture and sense of community. Monte del Sol and the Governing Council extend their appreciation to all MDS families who attend conferences and work closely with teachers and administration in support of students. We are particularly grateful to those parents who have taken the time to participate in the Parent Association, Equity Council, fundraisers, dances, sports, etc. Your participation directly impacts student growth and well-being and supports Monte del Sol Charter School to further its mission of educating and inspiring Santa Fe’s youth.
ROBERT JENKINS, Ph.D., President
Dr. Robert Jenkins moved to Colorado fresh out of high school, earning his B.A. (History) and later a Master’s degree (Liberal Arts) from The Colorado College. Later, he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado. With over forty years experience teaching all grade levels from pre-school through graduate school, Dr. Jenkins has also served as an elementary principal and school district superintendent in various locations in southern Colorado. After moving to Santa Fe, Dr. Jenkins taught five years at Santa Fe High School and is now enjoying retirement working on several boards including the Monte del Sol Governing Council. In his leisure time Dr. Jenkins enjoys his cabin near Creede, Colorado as well as training for the swimming Senior Olympic as the New Mexico state champion in the sprints. Being President of the Governing Council is an ideal way to share his wide knowledge of and support for K-12 public education.
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ANNE SALZMANN, Vice President
Anne has lived at, attended, or worked in schools most of her life. She spent her early years on the campus of Verde Valley School in Sedona, AZ until her family moved to Massachusetts, where she attended high school, college (Hampshire College and University of Massachusetts) and graduate school (Harvard Graduate School of Education). She was Director of Counseling at Phoenix Country Day School in Phoenix, Head of School at Verde Valley School, Assistant Head Learner and Head Learner at Monte del Sol, and Head of School at The MASTERS Program for 10 years until her retirement in June 2020. She now focuses on travel, spending time with her husband, dogs and cat, reading, volunteering and appreciating the beauty of New Mexico.
Yalithza Salcido, Treasurer
Yalithza is a native Santa Fean, who has worked in finance for the past 12 years. Yalithza attended and graduated with Honors from Capital High School. She currently resides in Santa Fe with her husband Manuel, and their two children. She looks forward to supporting Monte Del Sol.
LISA BYE, Secretary
Lisa was born and raised in High Ridge, MO. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia
and received a degree in Forest Management. After college, Lisa worked for several state and
federal agencies throughout the country as a forester and wildland firefighter. She moved to
New Mexico in 2002 after accepting a job with the Bureau of Land Management. She is married
and has two daughters that attend Monte del Sol. She has recently retired from federal service
after 31 years as a wildland firefighter.
Anthony Bowles, Board Member
Anthony was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He attended Santa Fe Public Schools. After high school, Anthony started working with the state of New Mexico in various capacities. He also worked with the Santa Fe Public Schools for 2 years. After 27 years in both, he retired. Anthony is currently working at a Credit Union that serves teachers in Northern New Mexico. He is a proud father of a Monte del Sol 9th grader.