Foundation » The Foundation for Monte del Sol Charter School

The Foundation for Monte del Sol Charter School

This year, Monte del Sol Charter School celebrates sixteen years providing excellent education for the young people of Santa Fe.  The Foundation for Monte del Sol is proud to have stood beside the school from the beginning, raising funds to support school programs and owning the building and land used by the school.

The Foundation provides support for many of the fine programs the school offers including the Mentorship Program, chosen by the Gates Foundation as one of the ten most promising practices in charter schools. The Foundation also supports the Edible Kitchen Garden program, recognized in 2010 as one of the top 100 youth garden programs in America by the National Garden Association.  

We invite you to learn more about Monte del Sol by taking a school tour. To get started, send an email to foundation@montedelsol.org. Join us as we grow educational opportunities!

 

DARLENE MAESTAS, Board Chair

Darlene has two sons, Santiago Archuleta who is in the Monte del Sol Class of 2019 as well as a future Dragon, Mateo Gallegos, who will be graduating with The Class of 2023 !  Monte del Sol has been such a wonderful experience for Santi who has been attending since 7th Grade.  This is the reason Darlene joined the Foundation Board in an effort to contribute to the success of Monte del Sol in any way possible.  Darlene earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from UNM in 1990 and has worked for the Federal Government as an Information Technology Specialist for 28 years.    

 

DONICIA HERRERA, Board Secretary

Donicia is a paralegal with Miller Stratvert P.A.  She has worked in the legal field for a little over 15 years. Donicia's previous employers include Santa Fe Community College in the GED department and Montgomery and Andrews, P.A.  Donicia's oldest son is a 2018 Monte del Sol graduate and now attends New Mexico Tech. Her younger son, Dylan, currently attends Monte del Sol and will graduate in 2023.  Her youngest son Michael is in kindergarten and hopes to become a Dragon someday! Donicia joined the Foundation Board in 2014 in hopes of helping the school raise funds for the many wonderful programs Monte del Sol offers and to volunteer her time when needed.

 

RENELL ROYBAL, Board Member

ReNell has two daughters Ciprianna who is 21 and Alena who is a Monte del sol Dragon class of 2019. We have really enjoyed Monte and it has been a great school for Alena since the 7th grade. Renell joined the foundation because she really enjoys helping Alenas class and is very crafty and has a lot of fundraising knowledge. She has been a stay at home mom for the last 17 years but had a floral design career before that. 

 

WAYNE ROYBAL, Board Member

Wayne has two daughters Ciprianna is 21 and Alena who is in the senior class of 2019 at Monte del sol . Wayne was in the United States Army for 8 years and then was a Fed Ex contractor for 8 years. He has also been a 4-H parent for 12 years. He enjoys working with and helping the kids with any of life’s experiences in every aspect. 

 

JENNIFER SAIZ, Board Member

Jennifer is the Vice President of Property Management and COO of Office Court Companies, Inc, where she has been employed since 1997.  She and her husband also own a successful 4th Generation Plumbing business and have 2 sons.  Jennifer joined the Foundation Board in 2016 when her youngest son Dominic began attending the 7th grade.  Jennifer joined the board to provide her entrepreneurial perspective to fundraising and maximize support for Monte del Sol’s innovative programs and education.