AXIS International Academy Board of Directors

Tom Siegel, Board Chair


M.A. Education, 25-year veteran Teacher and Administrator, founder and Leadership Coach at Kite Coaching, former charter school founder, Spanish speaker 


Jesse Simmons, Treasurer


  BIS in Business and Economics, Vice President at Savaria Concord Lifts, Inc., shareholder and advisor to the Gilded Goat Brewing Company in Fort Collins


Patricia Miller, Vice-chair


Program Manager and 20 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, founder and Director of Alianza NORCO, native Spanish speaker, parent of Spanish learners 

Darcy Peters, Secretary


Social Media and Communications expert, Business Owner, Marine Corps veteran, AXIS parent of Mandarin learners 

Felix Wong, Director


MBA, Mechanical Engineer, Business Owner, decade of nonprofit board experience, leader (and speaker) of French, Spanish and Mandarin community groups, world traveler 

Jon Thompson, Director


President, Blue Margin Inc. a data-analytics firm, Blue Margin Community Works founder, author of The Dashboard Effect, local Co-founder of Home School learning program, former French learner and Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana

Additional Information


Board meetings, agendas, location and times will be posted on our website 24 hours in advance. For issues involving personnel, contracts, or other sensitive matters, the Board may vote by a two-thirds majority to adjourn to Executive Session following the regularly scheduled Board Meeting agenda. All meetings are open to the public, and your attendance is welcome!

Board Purpose

The AXIS Governing Board is the ultimate authority and policy-making body for the school. The Board will provide strategic guidance for the school and will effectively oversee and review the school principal. As stewards of the AXIS mission, the AXIS Board of Directors will focus on the outward vision of AXIS International Academy. 

The Board's three main responsibilities include:

● Ensuring a strategic approach to the school’s future by setting major goals, policy frameworks and strategies

● Appointing, reviewing and, in some cases, removing the principal

● Providing financial oversight of the school documents regarding the governance of the school are posted below. 

Additional Board Members

Currently, the AXIS Board of Directors has two additional non-voting members: the AXIS Business Manager Jenny Whitaker and AXIS School Leader Kari Anne Calarco. 

Organizational and Financial Transparency

Board Meetings: 

The AXIS International Academy Board of Directors typically meets at 

7:00pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month at a community-based location typically public libraries in Fort Collins, but this may be subject to change. 

Please check back on this website for any updated meeting information.. 

All parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Although specific agenda items may vary month to month, the agenda format typically remains consistent. Previous agendas are posted below. Agendas are posted at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting. Meeting minutes are typically posted one month after the actual meeting, as they must be Board approved at the following meeting (i.e. January minutes are posted in February after approval of the January minutes at the February meeting).

Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday April 17, 2019 7:00pm, Council Tree Library Community Room

2733 Council Tree Avenue #200, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525 

Please see agenda below for free conference call access.

Wednesday May 15, 2019 7:00pm, Harmony Library Community Room, 4616 South Shields
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526