Board of Directors

Tom Siegel, Board Chair

M.A. Education, 25-year veteran Teacher and Administrator, founder and Leadership Coach at Kite Coaching, former charter school founder, Spanish speaker



Darcy Peters, Secretary

Social Media and Communications expert, Business Owner, Marine Corps veteran, AXIS parent of Mandarin learners



Claudia Farfan-Loroño, Director

Power System Operator at Platte River Power, 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


Jon Thompson, Director

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.


Dr. Mary Vogl, Director

Associate Professor of French in the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures at Colorado State University, served as LLC Department Chair from 2014-2019 and as Academic Dean on Semester at Sea in Fall 2018.


Dr. Lina Xiong, Director (Dr. Bear)

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Called "Dr. Bear" as her last name in Chinese means "bear." Arrived in the U.S. in 2006 from mainland China. Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University. AXIS parent of a Mandarin learner.

Wade Turner, Treasurer
Business Development Director, Math Champions, an International Singapore Math consulting group. Held a variety of senior-level roles across corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations. 20+ years on nonprofit and city Boards and 12+ years as a charter school parent and volunteer.
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.

Organizational and Financial Transparency

The AXIS International Academy Board of Directors typically meets at 6:00pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month at AXIS International Academy 2130 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Please check the previous month's agenda for the upcoming meetings and also on the website calendar for any updated meeting information. 
NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, AXIS will conduct SAC and Board meetings via Zoom. Please find the Zoom link and call in number in the agenda below.

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.