Current Board

President

Roger Collins

 

Position on Board:  President

Education: AHS Class of 1987, B.S. in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training NMSU

Work/Family Bio: My professional career is now 25 years old... During that time frame I worked for Physical Therapy of Northern New Mexico and developed an Athletic Training Program at Aztec High School. I have covered numerous athletic events from World Mountain Biking Championships to Bull Riding to State Wrestling Tournaments as well as the Connie Mack World Series. Currently I am co-owner of Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine of Northern New Mexico.

I married my high school sweetheart Robin in 1994.  Robin has touched the future as an elementary education teacher at Lydia Rippey here in Aztec for 25 years. Currently she is a Title I reading teacher.  We have been blessed with an incredible son and daughter. Carson is a senior and Cassie is a sophomore, both attend Aztec High School.

Hobbies: I enjoy golf, well most of the time... In addition, some have described me as a gentlemen farmer. Mostly I love watching Carson and Cassie play soccer for AHS. Robin and I look forward to travel so that we can eat at restaurants that have been showcased on "Triple D".

Number of Years on the Board: 16

Positions held on the Board: Member, Vice President, and President

Purpose of Serving on the Board: As a lifelong resident of the city of Aztec, this community has been very good to me and my family. My dad served on the school board while I was attending Aztec Schools. I was privileged to have him hand me my diploma. Through his example of servitude I was greatly influenced and it instilled in me a desire to give back. Being a product of public education myself, my wife teaching in the school district and my children attending AMSD, I have a vested interest with our local educational system. My primary purpose in serving on the board is to be a voice for parents, students, as well as teachers. In addition, I serve to work with administration and hold them accountable for the benefit of our student’s education.

Vice President

Jimmy Dusenbery

 

Position on Board:  Vice President

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Work/Family Bio: I work with my family at the business that my grandfather, Jim Dusenbery, started in 1937. I have worked there fulltime for the last 29 years.  My better half is Anna Marie Dusenbery. We will have been married 24 years in December.  We met at NMSU in 1987, even though she doesn’t remember that day. She is the English instructor at Vista Nueva High School. We have two beautiful daughters: Raelynn, a Sophomore at Eastern, New Mexico and Jessiann, a 10th grader at Aztec High School.

Hobbies: outdoors: riding, camping, fishing, shooting and hunting, old automobiles

Number of Years on the Board:  6

Positions held on the Board: Member, Vice President and Secretary

Purpose of Serving on the Board: This is one way I have seen that I could contribute to my children's education and contribute to our community. 

Secretary

Fran Dobey

 

After working for the Aztec Municipal School District for 28 years, I now have the honor of serving as a member of the AMSD School Board.  During my tenure with the schools I have taught Pre-First, grades 3 & 4, and Gifted Education. I served as a member of the Leadership Teams at Park Avenue & Lydia Rippey Elementary Schools.  In addition, I worked in the cafeterias and as a custodian before I chose to pursue a teaching degree – starting out at San Juan College and then continuing on at Fort Lewis College.  I obtained my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adams State College and am certified in Gifted Education and as a Media Specialist.

 

My son, Charles, is a fourth generation Aztec High School graduate and is currently working for the City of Aztec.  My husband, Charles, owns and operates the local education supply store in Farmington.  My mom-in-law, Charline Gaston, served the Aztec District for over 50 years as a teacher and administrator.  I am proud to be part of a family who has served the educational community for over six decades.

 

I have been a member of Pinon Hills Community Church for the past 20 years and lead a weekly Bible study here in Aztec.  I enjoy drag racing my ‘65 Mustang and collecting coins.  Each day my desire is to “add value to other people’s lives”. Throughout my entire career, my goal has always been to make decisions based on “what’s best for children”.  Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Board Member and continue this goal.

Member

Wayne Ritter

 

Position on Board: Member

Education: 4.5 years At Southern Utah State College i.e. SUU

Work/Family Bio: I retired from Conoco Phillips and their affiliates after 29 years of service and am currently a Productions and Construction Manager for Logos Resources LLC. It’s a home grown Oil Field Production company that consists of a number of Aztec High graduates including our CEO.

My wife, Laurie, and have been married for 41 years. I and our 5 children all have graduated from the Aztec Municipal School system.

While on the Aztec School Board I’ve worked with three different Superintendents and many different School Board members all having had our district and students first in our initiatives.

Hobbies: Grandchildren

Number of Years on the Board:  23.5

Positions held on the Board: President and Vice President, Secretary, Member

Purpose of Serving on the Board: Servicing our community and hopefully stand in for what right for our students that are in our system.

Member

Ryan Lane

 

Position on Board:  Member

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in mathematics at a private Christian college in the Midwest.​ In 2007, Ryan graduated Cum Laude from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Liberty University Law Review. 

Work/Family Bio: After graduating with honors from Aztec High School, Ryan obtained a degree in mathematics at a private Christian college in the Midwest.​ In 2007, Ryan graduated Cum Laude from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Liberty University Law Review.  After graduating, Ryan spent the next three years as a law clerk to the Hon. John C. Gemmill of the Arizona Court of Appeals, as well as to the Hon. James A. Teilborg of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Knowing that he is truly a “small town kid at heart,” Ryan chose to return to the Four Corners area in 2010 to practice law.  In 2013, Ryan opened his own law firm in downtown Aztec. 

Ryan is happily married to his wife of 17 years and has two wonderful sons. He is an active member of Calvary Chapel of Farmington, the Board for the Matthew Bardwell Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Board for the Aztec Museum. Ryan is an avid fly fisherman, backpacker, and trail runner.

Number of Years on the Board: 3

Positions held on the Board: Member

Hobbies: Ryan is an avid fly fisherman, backpacker, and trail runner.

Purpose of Serving on the Board: Ryan is dedicated to his community and the school district. He has always wanted to give back to where he grew up and serving on the Board is one way where he can put his servant leadership to work.