Leadership and Scholar Services
Mr. Erik BoseExecutive Director
That same year, he was hired at ABQ Charter Academy and worked his way up through the classroom, to assistant principal, to principal, and he now serves as the Executive Director. He is excited to have been a part of our transition from where we started to where we are today and he looks forward to a fantastic future at ABQCA.
Dr. Sandy Roth, Ph.D.Director of Curriculum and Assessment
A certified Level III-A Instructional Leader, she holds a BA in English from Rutgers University, an MA in English/Critical Writing from William Patterson University, and a PhD in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. Her area of expertise is the examination of how public schools systematically exclude and alienate working-class students and students of color, and she works to undo those systems of exclusion and create equity in public schooling .
Ms. Amelia GarciaSchool Counselor
Ms. Garcia believes every person has the ability to earn a high school diploma and feels honored that she is able to help guide and support them in doing so. She is grateful for the opportunity she has been given to work with our scholars and looks forward to a wonderful future at ABQCA.
Ms. Amy RoblePrincipal
Ms. Roble is also the Secretary/Treasurer for the New Mexico Association of Secondary School Principals and served on the Middle Level Leadership Task Force for the National Association of Secondary School Principals. In addition, she served on the Principal’s Support Network, which is a group of New Mexico Administrators brought together by the New Mexico Public Education Department and the Wallace Foundation to pilot new data tools to aide Administrators in data analysis and Management. She was named New Mexico Secondary Principal of the Year in 2015.
Ms. Deb MoyaAssistant Principal
Ms. Moya welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of ABQCA scholars who have been given a second chance to earn their high school diploma.
Ms. Kelly SheltonSocial Worker
Ms. Shawn BurichEnglish and Health Instructor
Ms. Burich believes that in order foster success among her scholars, she must strive every day to be the teacher that she herself never had.
Mr. John BroiloSTEM Instructor
Mr. Broilo enjoys our school so much that he plans on staying with us until his retirement. He feels that we have a terrific bunch of caring individuals working together to provide support for our scholars as they achieve their goals, and he is very proud to be part of our team.
Ms. Amanda GlantzVisual Arts and Electives Instructor
In her current role, Ms. Glantz teaches all Visual Arts classes, which include Drawing, Graffiti Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. She also runs ABQCA’s Electives program, through which scholars can choose from over 50 elective course options.
Ms. Stephanie HarringtonSpecial Education, Reading Strategies, and ELL Instructor
As a Reading Strategies instructor, she works closely with students to improve their reading skills and prepare them for high school level coursework in Language Arts. As an ELL Instructor, she builds English language proficiency with our students who speak English as a second language.
Ms. Harrington loves working with our students because they truly appreciate getting an education. She feels that ABQCA is a wonderful place where students are able to re-engage with their education and she is very grateful to be part of that.
Ms. Becky HutchinsonAssessment Specialist
Before coming to ABQCA, Ms. Hutchinson worked with incarcerated youth for three years as a Corrections Officer. She believes that learning does not come naturally to everyone, and that people often need to be taught how to learn. She loves that all of the ABQCA staff are passionate about helping our scholars succeed in school and in life.
Mr. Michael MackMathematics Instructor
Mr. Mack holds a BA in Organizational Management from Northland College (Ashland, WI), an MA in Secondary Education from UNM, and has studied Organizational Management at University of Phoenix. Mr. Mack was a Disney Teacher of the Year award recipient for his work with teaching mathematics for social justice. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Mathematics Instruction at UNM. His research focus is identifying and assessing the nature of "deeper understanding" as it relates to student learning in secondary mathematics.
Ms. Jeanette PerezScience Instructor
Mr. Art SandovalSocial Studies Instructor
Mr. Sandoval believes strongly that every person deserves a second chance and that given the opportunity and a positive environment to learn, they will succeed. He appreciates that at ABQCA, he has the opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life, and he feels grateful to work with a great staff which shares that belief.
Ms. Cathe SanchezEnglish Instructor
Ms. Sanchez believes that education is the most important foundation of a functional and robust democracy, and every single person who wants to become more educated, no matter what his or her circumstances, deserves the opportunity to do so. She truly loves working with ABQCA scholars.
Ms. Rosanna ToledoSpecial Education Instructor
Ms. Toledo’s favorite aspect of working at our school is the time she spends working with our scholars. She feels that education becomes extremely rewarding for them and she is pleased that she can contribute to their success. ABQCA embodies her deeply held belief that education should be free and accessible to all people at all levels of academic ability.
Mr. Randy VallesMath Strategies and Robotics Instructor
In his position as Math Strategies Instructor, Mr. Valles works closely with scholars who have gaps in their understanding of mathematics and prepares them to take high school level math courses. He also runs ABQCA's award-winning Robotics Program, which was among the first high school Robotics programs in the state.
Mr. Sean WingfieldSocial Studies and PE Instructor
Ms. Shawna Wright College and Career Readiness Instructor
Ms. Wright feels very lucky to be able to connect with scholars of all walks of life who come to class willing to learn despite the many obstacles they face. Her conversations with her scholars invigorate her and stimulate her to learn more each day. ABQCA embodies her deeply held belief that everyone should have an opportunity to get a quality education through individualized instruction that is based on their own unique interests and needs.
Ms. Donna BacaRegistrar
Mr. Jarryd RueSecurity Manager & Health Assistant
Ms. Jennie TrinkausAdministrative Assistant to the Principal
Ms. Trinkaus joined the ABQCA staff in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University.
In her role as Administrative Assistant to the Principal, she works closely with both scholars and Ms. Roble in many functions essential to the daily operation of our school, such as scheduling, supply inventories, and communication with scholars and families. She is excited to be a part of a team that works tirelessly to provide flexible, creative and successful pathways for scholars striving to obtain their high school diploma.
Ms. Andrea KeppleExecutive Assistant/STARS Coordinator
Ms. Kepple is grateful to be part of the ABQCA team and mission. She believes that having a high school diploma is the first step to numerous opportunities for our scholars, and she truly enjoys helping our scholars further their dreams.
Mr. Curt SzarekBusiness Manager
Mr. Szarek became exposed to the school’s educational program in the spring of 2004 and was impressed by the competency-based approach to college preparation in combination with development of life skills and highly-developed technology skills.