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 Berzack

Principal

AntonyAntony 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.

Mr. Hornstein

Literature Instructor

Mr. Hornstein received a BA in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He has
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.

Ms. Zinn

Lead Math Instructor

Ms Jennings is a graduate of the University of Texas, where she majored in Plan II Honors with a focus in linguistics and Italian translation. Founder of Austin Free Skool, she engages participatory learning principles to help students explore their own relationships to the subject matter and increase retention.

Ms. Jennings

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.

Mr. Morgan

History Instructor

Michael Morgan received his Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in English from the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar. His first teaching position was with the Colegio Americano in Quito, Ecuador. He later joined the US foreign service as a career diplomat and served in Peru, the Caribbean and Washington. His 2007 book Lost History (National Geographic Books/Random House) was translated into Arabic, Korean, Indonesian and other languages. He has been a speaker and lecturer at the World Economic Forum/Arab Business Council, the British Parliament, the US Treasury, UCLA, Georgetown and other venues. He has lived in Santa Fe since 1995 and enjoys mountain biking, skiing and distance swimming

Mr. Powell

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.

Mr. Johnston

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!

Mr. Thomson

Physical Education & Fitness Instructor

Ben Thomson holds a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology, is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Martial Art instructor. Working institutionally throughout New Mexico with various populations, Ben teaches wellness, leadership and communication skills to interested individuals and parties. Bringing his training to the corporate world he helps businesses achieve sustainable, accountable, collaborative and humane environments.