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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.

2016-17 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

Secretary: Michelle Renteria

Ms. Michelle Felicia Renteria is a part-time faculty member and an Achievement Coach at CNM. She has over 21 years in higher education. The majority of her career has been in the student services arena. She is also very familiar with higher education institutions in NM, as she has worked for NMSU, SFCC, DACC/NMSU and UNM. Michelle received her Mast of Arts degree from New Mexico State University in Education – Post-secondary Administration.  She is also a graduate of Coach U and a Board Certified Coach.

Treasurer: Looking for replacement


Jennifer Cornish

Jennifer Cornish retired from Central New Mexico Community College where she worked as an administrator and academic coach. She believes in the transformative power of education for people of any age, and has a particular passion for working with middle and high school students as they navigate adolescence and young adulthood.Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. In addition, she is a certified mediator and volunteers at the Sandoval County Magistrate Court in their mediation program.Jennifer has served on the RFK Charter School Governance Council since 2009, four of those years as Council President. Every year she meets students who thrive at RFK where they might have failed at larger schools, inspiring her to continue her commitment to and support for the dedicated teachers and staff at RFK who make it all happen.

Fernando Ortega

Fernando is an environmental justice community health worker. Has been working in this field since 2007. He is currently working as a Pathways Navigator for the South Valley Economic Development Center. Fernando is the founder and program coordinator of ACCESS (Arts, Community, Culture, Education, and Sports & Science) in the South Valley and West Side of Albuquerque. Through ACCESS, Fernando has been working with children, youth and families to promote healthy mental and physical lifestyles. He is actively involved in many community organizations with the intent to promote social justice and transform communities through positive change.

Tina Garcia

Sister Agnes Kaczmarek

Sister Agnes Kaczmarek O.S.F. is currently retired after working 20 years with the Albuquerque Homeless population. Sister Agnes volunteers for various non-profits

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.

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