Board of Directors

Tom Siegel, Board Chair

Jesse Simmons, Treasurer

Patricia Miller, Vice-chair

M.A. Education, 25-year veteran Teacher and Administrator, founder and Leadership Coach at Kite Coaching, former charter school founder, Spanish speaker
 
BIS in Business and Economics, Vice President at Savaria Concord Lifts, Inc., shareholder and advisor to the Gilded Goat Brewing Company in Fort Collins
 
Program Manager and 20 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, founder and Director of Alianza NORCO, native Spanish speaker, parent of Spanish learners
 
 
 

Darcy Peters, Secretary

Felix Wong, Director

Jon Thompson, Director


Social Media and Communications expert, Business Owner, Marine Corps veteran, AXIS parent of Mandarin learners. M.B.A., Mechanical Engineer, Business Owner, decade of nonprofit board experience, leader (and speaker) of French, Spanish and Mandarin community groups, world traveler President, Blue Margin Inc. a data-analytics firm, Blue Margin Community Works founder, author of The Dashboard Effect, local Co-founder of Home School learning program, former French learner and Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana
 

 

Claudia Farfan-Loroño, Director

 
 
 
Engineer at Platte River Valley, M.S. in Engineering, local business owner of Krazy Karl's, an alumna of Colorado State University and the Latino Leadership Institute, volunteer for immigrant rights and Latinas in education, AXIS parent of Spanish learners
 

Additional Information

Meetings
Board meetings, agendas, location and times will be posted on our website 24 hours in advance. For issues involving personnel, contracts, or other sensitive matters, the Board may vote by a two-thirds majority to adjourn to Executive Session following the regularly scheduled Board Meeting agenda. All meetings are open to the public, and your attendance is welcome!
Board Purpose
The AXIS Governing Board is the ultimate authority and policy-making body for the school. The Board will provide strategic guidance for the school and will effectively oversee and review the school principal. As stewards of the AXIS mission, the AXIS Board of Directors will focus on the outward vision of AXIS International Academy.
 
The Board's three main responsibilities include:
● Ensuring a strategic approach to the school’s future by setting major goals, policy frameworks and strategies
● Appointing, evaluating, and renewing the Head of School
● Providing financial oversight of the school
 
Documents regarding the governance of the school are posted below.
 
Additional Board Members
Currently, the AXIS Board of Directors has two additional non-voting members: the AXIS Business Manager, Jenny Whitaker, and AXIS Head of School, Kari Anne Calarco.

Organizational and Financial Transparency

The AXIS International Academy Board of Directors typically meets at 7:00pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month at AXIS International Academy 2130 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Please check back on the website calendar for any updated meeting information.
 

All parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Although specific agenda items may vary month to month, the agenda format typically remains consistent. Previous agendas are posted below. Agendas are posted at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting. Meeting minutes are posted one month after the actual meeting, as they must be Board approved at the following meeting (i.e. January minutes are posted in February after approval of the January minutes at the February meeting). Once meeting minutes are approved and uploaded they replace the agenda posting on this site.