Governing Board

Ki Charter Academy’s governing board consists of five community leaders who work together to ensure that the students in our school receive the best education possible. Our board meets together regularly to make decisions regarding school policies, budget allocations, and educational goals.

Join Us

We welcome the public to attend our regular board meetings, which take place at Ki Charter on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Within 72 hours prior to each month’s meeting, we will post a meeting agenda on this page.

Meet Our Board Members

Dr. Lura Davidson
President
Biography

About Dr. Lura Davidson

As an adjunct graduate instructor for educational leadership at Concordia University and an educational service provider, Dr. Davidson works with districts and campuses that do not meet adequate yearly progress (AYP) according to No Child Left Behind. She uses her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Missouri to help prepare educational leaders within our school systems.
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Gabriel Pena
Member
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About Gabriel Pena

Gabriel Pena, originally from Mexico, came to San Antonio via Houston, Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration in 2005 and completed his graduate degree in educational administration in 2015. With over 18 years of experience in education, Mr. Pena has earned six different educational endorsements in primary, secondary, and career & technology education; including a principal certification. As an educator, he enjoys making a positive difference in students’ lives. As a life-long learner, he enjoys reading, traveling, and anything related to technology, especially in education.
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Dr. Toni Sauncy
Member
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About Dr. Toni Sauncy

Dr. Sauncy is the department chair of physics at Texas Lutheran University. She earned a BS in mathematics (magna cum laude), an MS in physics, and a PhD in applied physics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She was a professor at Angelo State University from 2000 to 2014. Dr. Sauncy became director of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in 2012. While at AIP, Dr. Sauncy took on the challenge of leading the NSF-Funded AIP career pathways project. She has a history of proven leadership and has earned several awards, including Angelo State University President's Faculty Excellence in Leadership & Service Award (2010), the SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award (2007), an Outstanding Service commendation from the Society of Physics Students National Council (2014), and the Homer L. Dodge Citation for outstanding service from AAPT (2017).
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Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle
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About Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle

Dr. Rosina Ruiz Valle is a proud native of San Marcos. A graduate of San Marcos High School, she earned her undergraduate degree in education from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State). She completed her graduate degree in education at Sul-Ross University and her PhD in school improvement from Texas State University. Dr. Valle retired from San Marcos CISD in 2014. Over the course of her 35 years of service, Dr. Valle served as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, community relations coordinator, at-risk student coordinator, executive director for the education foundation, and the district's early childhood director. In 2014, she joined the Center for P-16 Initiatives at Texas State and is currently its associate director.
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Mack Wigley
Member
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About Mack Wigley

Mack Wigley is the chief executive officer and managing director of San Marcos Treatment Center. Mr. Wigley has dedicated more than 40 years of his professional life to the treatment of mental health and educational needs of children and their families. He operates on the premise that the family is the unifying foundation of health and strengths required for continued personal growth. Mr. Wigley began his career in 1977 as a mental health worker with the Brown Schools (later San Marcos Treatment Center) and has experience at all levels of behavioral health and acute care organizations including direct care, ROPES, clinical care, and executive leadership. He received his bachelors of science degree in psychology in 1974 from Southwest Texas State as well as his masters of education in counseling and guidance, with special emphasis on school psychology, from Southwest Texas State in 1979. He has been licensed for 30 years as a licensed professional counselor-supervisor as well as a marriage and family therapist from the State of Texas. He is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, is board certified as a PTSD clinician, and is certified in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Mr. Wigley served on the board for the National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers, an organization that lobbied and supported children’s and adolescent’s needs for mental health treatment approaches, and presented his core values and beliefs that the family is the foundation for treating children and adolescents that suffer from psychiatric difficulties. Presentations and workshops include Systemic Approaches to Family Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapies, Treatment of Borderline Personality Organization and other Characterological Disorders, Various Experiential Therapies, The Development of Organizational Culture in Mental Health Settings, and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Mack has served as facility CEO since 2014 and is currently in his second tenure at the facility, having previously held the position from 1994 through 2001.
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