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Governing Board


President: Robert Jenkins, PH.D.
Vice President: Anne Salzman
Secretary: Lisa Bye
Treasurer Chair: Joe Butler
Board Member: Anthony Bowles

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Dr. Robert Jenkins moved to Colorado fresh out of high school, earning his B.A. (History) and later a Masters degree (Liberal Arts) from The Colorado College.  Later, he earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado.  With over forty years experience teaching all grade levels from pre-school through graduate school, Dr. Jenkins has also served as an elementary principal and school district superintendent in various locations in southern Colorado.  After moving to Santa Fe, Dr. Jenkins taught five years at Santa Fe High School and is now enjoying retirement working on several boards including the Monte del Sol Governing Council.  In his leisure time Dr. Jenkins enjoys his cabin near Creede, Colorado as well as training for the swimming Senior Olympic as the New Mexico state champion in the sprints.  Being President of the Governing Council is an ideal way to share his wide knowledge of and support for K-12 public education.

Anne Salzman
ANNE SALZMAN, Vicepresident
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Anne has lived at, attended or worked in schools most of her life.  She spent her early years on the campus of Verde Valley School in Sedona, AZ until her family moved to Massachusetts where she attended high school, college (Hampshire College; University of Massachusetts) and graduate school (Harvard Graduate School of Education) in Massachusetts.  She was Director of Counseling at Phoenix Country Day School in Phoenix, Head of School at Verde Valley School, Assistant Head Learner and Head Learner at Monte del Sol, and was Head of School at The MASTERS Program for 10 years until her retirement in June 2020.  She now focuses on travel, spending time with her husband, dogs and cat, reading, volunteering and appreciating the beauty of New Mexico.

Joe Butler
JOE BUTLER, Finance Chair
Born in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1952, Joe moved to Santa Fe with his parents in 1960. A 1969 graduate of St. Michael's High School and 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in accounting, Joe later earned a teaching credential at the College of Santa Fe. He taught at the high school level at St. Michael's High School for 15 years and was the school's athletic director for 13 years. After leaving St. Michael's, Joe was the athletic director for Santa Fe High School and Moriarty High School before becoming assistant director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of athletics in the state of New Mexico, before retirement in June 2018. Joe was twice named New Mexico Athletic Director of the Year and was honored by the Christian Brothers of St. Michael's High School with Letters of Affiliation for his dedication to the school and its mission. Joe is married to Chela Butler, a teacher and long-time volleyball coach, and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Lisa Bye
LISA BYE, Secretary
Lisa was born and raised in High Ridge, MO. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia
and received a degree in Forest Management. After college, Lisa worked for several state and
federal agencies throughout the country as a forester and wildland firefighter. She moved to
New Mexico in 2002 after accepting a job with the Bureau of Land Management. She is married
and has two daughters that attend Monte del Sol. She has recently retired from federal service
after 31 years as a wildland firefighter.

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