AXIS International Academy Board of Directors

Tom Siegel, Board Chair


M.A. Education, 25-year veteran Teacher, Administrator and Coach, 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 at HPE, founder and director of Alianza NORCO, Spanish speaker, AXIS parent of Spanish learners 

Darcy Peters, Secretary


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

Felix Wong, Technology Committee Lead


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

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. 

Upcoming Meetings:

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:00pm, Old Town Library, Large Meeting Room, 201 Peterson Street, 80524

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:00pm, Harmony Library Community Room,
4616 South Shields, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526