FACULTY: Faculty members meet often to address school issues, the students, and practical matters concerning the life of the school. The faculty plays a large role in determining how school policies are implemented. All Secondary Learning Center instructors assume responsibilities outside the classroom in addition to their teaching.
Antony began teaching in New York as a tutor for standardized tests, before going to teach classes formally for The Princeton Review. After teaching test prep SAT and ACT, and helping students with college placement, Antony was accepted to the Communication Department of Cornell University in 2009. Upon graduation he began his Ph.D. in Education Administration through the University of Phoenix. In 2014 he became Principal and Director of Secondary. He currently teaches English and Speech courses in the Liberal Arts department at Santa Fe Community College, and still tutors for the college entrance exams.
numerous certifications related to teaching English. He lived in Mexico for thirteen years where he taught English at a bilingual high school and university. Besides teaching literature and grammar here at Secondary Learning Center, he tutors students in English, Spanish, and exam preparation. He spends his summers teaching in the Vacation English Immersion Program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Before coming to Secondary Learning Center, Jeff taught language arts, social studies, and ESL in the Adult Basic Education Department at Northern New Mexico College. In his free-time, Mr. Hornstein loves to stroll around Santa Fe and hike in the mountains.
Lead Math Instructor
Foreign Language Instructor
Kelli Zinn received her BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. She has previously worked with Touchstones Discussion Project, a discussion-based educational non-profit. She has tutored high school math in Annapolis and tutored college-level math at St. John’s College. Ms. Zinn is new to Santa Fe and enjoys finding new mountains to hike and places to explore.
Lead Science Instructor
Richard Powell received his BS degree in Chemistry and Zoology at Oklahoma State University and MS degree from Southwest Oklahoma State. He has previously worked as a chemistry and physical sciences teacher since 1970 at the Junior College and High School Middle School levels. He has worked with 28 school districts in northern New Mexico on an NSF grant to help teachers improve both math and science teaching in the region. Most of his teaching career has included coaching.
Support Science Instructor
Mr. Johnston has a BA from London University and a teaching diploma from the University of Bristol. He taught high school in England before coming to New Mexico. More recently he taught foreign languages in Bernalillo and Capital High Schools. He has taught at Secondary for four years!