Robert F. Kennedy Charter School would like to thank the RFKCS Board members for supporting the staff, students, and parents of the RFKCS community. Board Meetings are held the third Thursday of every Month in the RFKCS Staff lounge at 5:30pm. Parents and stakeholders welcome to attend.
2018-19 RFKCS Governance Council Members
President: Margie Lockwood
Margie Lockwood retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools having worked as a special education teacher, diagnostician and special education administrator. That work solidified her beliefs that all students have the right to access educational opportunities that will meet their unique needs, and that all student successes should be celebrated. Serving the students, staff, and community of RFK as a governance council member reaffirms those beliefs. Margie received her Bachelor’s in Special Education, Master’s in Diagnosis, and ED.S. In Educational Administration degrees from the University of New Mexico. She has served on the RFK Governance Council since 2012. She served as Vice President of the Governance Council for four years, and is currently the President.
Vice President: Ron Burton
Ron Burton – Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University, 1967
Architecture Project Portfolio Types: Education, Master Planning, Recreation, Offices, Federal, State and Municipal Public Works, Transit.
Professional Organization Memberships: American Institute of Architects (recently received Emeritus Status)
Secretary: Katy Duhigg
Katy is a consumer protection attorney who was born and raised in Albuquerque. Katy has spent her career working with individuals who are fighting for justice despite unimaginable adversity, and advocating for reform measures that put all New Mexicans on an even playing field. After graduating from UNM School of Law in 2008, Katy coordinated New Mexico’s first statewide nonpartisan Election Protection program at Common Cause New Mexico, and has continued as Common Cause’s State Vice Chair, promoting good government values such as transparency and accountability. Katy is the youngest of ten children, all of whom grew up in New Mexico. From an early age, Katy’s family taught her the importance of community and public service. These lessons instilled a passion for advocacy and a desire to serve her fellow New Mexicans.
Treasurer: Looking for replacement
Christina M. Garcia – GC Member: I was born and raised in the Old Town neighborhoods of Albuquerque. Attended Albuquerque Public Schools and some classes at Albuquerque Community College (Formerly TVI). Most of my further education was on the job training through the Department of Agriculture. Upon Graduation, I was fortunate to get a job with the USDA, Forest Service where I worked for 40-years until my retirement in the winter of 2013. I am currently a member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community and a leader with Albuquerque Interfaith. Proud to be a parent of two young men.
Sister Agnes Kaczmarek
Sister Agnes Kaczmarek O.S.F. is retired and had worked for 20 years at St. Martin’s Hospitality Shelter for the Homeless in Albuquerque New Mexico. Sister Agnes currently volunteers at Catholic Charities – Albuquerque and serves on the Behavioral Health Initiative of Bernalillo County as a member of the Supportive Housing Committee.
Sister Agnes entered the Sisters of St. Francis Millvale Pennsylvania 40 years ago and has served in the Education Field, Hospital Finances and Social Service area for the past 30 years.
Sister Agnes has a B.S. Education from Duquesne University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Volunteering is a key activity for donating her service to the less fortunate of Albuquerque.
Wendy Shanahan retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools in 2011. Her career spanned 38 years, 33 of them with APS where she was a teacher, educational diagnostician and district diagnostic coordinator. Wendy also taught in El Paso and at both the University of Northern Iowa and UNM. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees from UNM, along with additional graduate study in educational administration and educational diagnosis. Her experiences have served to solidify her belief in the need to offer a wide range of educational opportunities in an effort to provide for the unique skills and needs that students bring.
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Robert F. Kennedy Charter School Governance Council Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month. The Governance Council meetings are held at 5:30pm in the Staff Lounge, room #103. Parents and other stakeholders are welcome to attend.