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NAVIGATION

Mission + Governance

NMSA provides access to a rigorous mastery arts and academic high school education for youth with passion and aptitude for the arts, leading to post-secondary learning, careers in the arts, and lives that contribute to society.

Governing Council

Bill BeachamChair

Michael KaplanVice Chair

Paula TackettSecretary

Cynthia Nava, Member

Trina Raper, Member

NMSA is a state charter high school. It operates in accordance with the New Mexico Charter Schools Act and its charter, issued by the New Mexico State Public Education Commission. The Governing Council of the NMSA is responsible for its operations and has the power to carry out its educational mission, and holds meetings at times and places that will be posted in accordance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Click here for NMSA-Charter School Governing Council Policies

Click here for NMSA-Charter School Governing Council meeting agendas and minutes

Click here for NMSA-Charter School Council Members Training Certificates and Affidavits

*Any person interested in more information about the school or the meetings of the Governing Council may contact Assistant Business Manager Gayle McGuiness at (505) 310-4194.

Board of Trustees

Carl Thoma, Chair

Pamela Saunders-Albin, Vice Chair

William Miller, Treasurer

Cynthia Nava, Secretary

The NMSA – Art Institute is a nonprofit arts educational institution. It operates in accordance with the purposes set forth in its Articles of Incorporation and the New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation Act. The Board of Trustees is responsible for its operations and has the power to carry out its educational mission.

Laurie B. Arnold
Stephen Arnold
David Ater
Ned Bennett
Ian Brownlow
Valerie Diker
Natalie Fitz-Gerald
James Hindman
Vince Kadlubek
Dee Ann McIntyre

Sarah Smith Orr
Deborah Potter
Rose B. Simpson
Mary Sloane
Slate Stern
Nick Telles
Elmer Torres
Garrett Thornburg
Jill Cooper Udall
Mary Beth Yates

Trustees Emeriti: Catherine Oppenheimer (Chair Emeritus and Co-Founder), Lee Berk, and Edwina Milner

NMSA Equity Team 2019-2020

An invitation was sent out the the NMSA community. Interested parties applied by writing an explanation of why they would like to join NMSA’s Equity Council.

Parents
Graciela Bojorquez
Lawrence Gallegos
Daisy Gorman-Nichols
Marco Sanchez

Community
Victor Romero, NM Dream Team

NMSA Staff
Talon Claybrook, Teacher
Eric Crites, Head of School
Denise Hinson, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist
Michael Kaplan, Governing Council Member
Cindy Montoya, President – NMSA Art Institute
Lisa Oberteuffer, Special Education Coordinator
Bernadette Peña, Teacher
Chelamia Quintana, Principal