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Governing Council

Governing Council

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The Governing Council oversees Taos Academy's policies, operations and development. Get Involved!

The Governing Council meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30pm at Taos Academy. Students, parents, staff and community members are welcome to attend.

Watch Live Meeting Link (Active ONLY during meetings)

Governing Council Agendas and Approved Minutes 

TACS Charter Documentation

Members of the Taos Academy Charter School Governing Council on occasion may attend public functions resulting in a possible quorum of the Governing Council. Members of the GC will refrain from discussing school business at these public functions and/or social gatherings.

Governing Council Members

Traci Filis
Dr. Traci Filiss
Co-Founder/Executive Director, Superintendent, GC Non Voting Member

Welcome to Taos Academy. I am the co-founder and Executive Director of Taos Academy. I have been an innovator in education for many years. My career began with teaching middle and HS Sciences in Vermont. After moving to NM and teaching at Enos Garcia and Eagle Nest Elementary, I received my MS in Educational Technology and later my EdD Doctor of Education Administration. Taos Academy's hybrid model was developed with the flexibility of digital learning with the strength of relational learning found in face to face instruction. As founder of Taos Academy it is my philosophy that by providing an environment for kids to feel empowered, encouraged, and inspired supports the mission and vision of TA for developing student ownership of  lifelong learning. Innovation and transformation in education is a passion for me.

Moulton, Karin
Karin Moulton
Taos Academy Co-Founder, Administrative Support, GC Non Voting Member
Taos Academy Foundation Board Member

Mrs. Karin Moulton has been an educator for over 25 years in both public and private schools. With this experience Mrs. Moulton brings the understanding of the importance for students to have the 21st century leadership skills necessary to succeed in the modern world. Skills such as creative critical thinking, collaboration and communication, global awareness, personal responsibility and career and life skills are all important in today’s world.

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Dr. Dean Caldwell 
GC President

Herskovits, Simeon
Simeon Herskovits
GC Secretary

Gomez, Deanna
Deanna Gomez
Business Manager, GC Non Voting Member

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Donna Mellinger 
GC Vice President

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Karen Quintana Shannon
GC Treasurer

Martin Molz

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Martin Molz