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RFK Virtual Open House on September 23rd at 5:30pm

RFK Charter School Board

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.

2020-21 RFKCS Governance Council Members

President: Tina Garcia

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.

Vice President: Stacey Vigil

Holds an Associates in Accounting and Business Administration.  Has been working with schools and charters for 20+ years doing accounting/finance for them during that time.  The administrators and staff at the schools are a joy to work with achieving their financial goals for their schools and their students.  Currently working at a charter school in Albuquerque.

Secretary: Sister Agnes Kaczmarek

 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.

Treasurer: Looking for replacement


Lawrence Barela

Mr. Lawrence Barela is a native New Mexican from Albuquerque’s south valley.  Upon graduation from Rio Grande high school he went on to the the University of New Mexico and earned a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in environmental engineering.  He has worked for the Department of Energy for over “three decades” and currently manages a technical disposal program with an annual budget of $56M across seven states.  In his free time he enjoys walking for one hour a day, fly fishing, and snow skiing. 

Tina Garcia-Shams

I am the Executive Director of the Street Food Institute (SFI), an entrepreneurial and workforce training program working with individuals interested in starting their own small food business.  I am also a native New Mexican who believes both personally and professionally that food has an amazing capacity to connect people…people of all cultures, professions and generations.   I have 27 years of experience in private, public and non-profit sectors. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from UNM and an alternative teaching license in Social Studies from Santa Fe Community College. I served as a teacher, advisor and Community Engagement Director at Amy Biehl High School for 12 years and worked for several years in the private sector as a Human Resources Generalist and Manager.  My work with SFI began in 2013 where I was the Community Relations Director developing programs and partnerships that continue through today and have been the cornerstone to SFI’s success. 

Beverly Nomberg

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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.

We will be holding our Governance Council meeting on Thursday, 04/16/2020 at 5:30pm.  During this time we will be holding the meeting by conference calling.  If you would like to make Public Comments please send your comments to tinagarcia@rfkcharter.net