Happy Summer to our fearless ATC Community!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone health and safety as this school year winds down. I am tremendously excited to step up as the principal for next school year. As I reflect on the interesting times in which we find ourselves, I am reminded that adversity is often also opportunity. In schools, educators often take on the role of expert and students take the role of novice. COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that we all have a lot to learn, and most importantly, learn from each other. Next fall brings uncertainty, but I am also certain that with honest listening, and effort, it will be an amazing year in whatever shape(s) it takes.
I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce two new school leaders to ATC, Dr. Jeanette Alsabah, Assistant Principal, and Mr. Chris Lopez, Director of Operations. We have terrific people joining us for next school year and beyond. Please enjoy your summer break and remember, great things await on the other side of difficult.
I hope you are all healthy and safe. My name is Dr. Jeanette Alsabah. I am excited to be your new Assistant Principal next year. I have been an educator for over two decades as both a teacher and a leader for several grade levels. I am looking forward to sharing my skills and knowledge with you, and learning from you as we work together on initiatives that will continue to see the ATC community grow and succeed.
I enjoy the outdoors running, cooking, public speaking, and discovering new places. I can’t wait to meet everyone in person!! I hope that will be sooner than later. Please continue to stay healthy and safe.
Chris has been an educator for 21 years. He most recently served as Assistant Principal at Gonzales Community School where he also, previously, taught seventh and eighth grade English/Language Arts.
Chris was born and raised in Santa Fe and comes from a line of educators. He loves his hometown and wants to pay forward what the people here have taught him by educating our future leaders. He sees ATC as the perfect place to continue this mission.
Chris loves basketball and football and has coached, and played, these sports for many years. Additionally, he loves spending time with his wife, two daughters, and dog “Melvin.”
He cannot wait to get started and meet the entire ATC community.