The East Mountain High School Governing Council is the legal authority for the school and equivalent to the school board of a traditional public school. Monthly meetings dealing with school business and educational topics are held as announced at 6:00pm in the Conference Room, located in Building 2 on the EMHS campus. The Governing Council adheres to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act and members of the public are invited to attend the meetings of the Council at all times except when in closed session as permitted by law.

Governing Council Members:

Brent McCall, CHAIR

Dr. Brent McCall is a native of the area, graduating from Moriarty High School in 1988. He has two sons who have attended EMHS: Brayden (2016) and Tanner (2018). He has served on the governing council since 2015. He currently serves as the board secretary and is chairman of the finance committee. Brent runs his own communication consultancy (Presentation Impact) with primary focus on the pharmaceutical industry. In this role he travels the nation serving as a speech writer and presentation coach to senior-level leaders. Brent received his undergraduate and master degrees from Abilene Christian University. He completed his Ph.D. in communication and leadership in 1999 from UNM.

James Salsbury

James Salsbury is the Senior Vice President of HB Construction, the third largest General Contractor in the state of New Mexico with gross revenues of $170 million per year. He holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the School of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico. He is responsible for executive oversight of the Estimating, Pre-Construction, DOD Expeditionary Units, and Building Information Modeling departments. He is a native New Mexican, born and raised. James and spouse Kimberly have been residents of the East Mountains since 2008. His son Talan is a current student at East Mountain High School. Younger sons: Stryder, Reeze, Quinn, and Pentz all aspire to attend East Mountain High School. James’ third place, when time allows, is dedicated to the outdoors, brewing, and percussion.

Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer

Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer chaired the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Services Corporation for 16 years. He is a Regent of the University of New Mexico and a former Director on the Board of the New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has been a private consultant to the Department of Defense and industry since his retirement from the Air Force in June 1994. His work with the Air Force since 1994 includes advising regarding long range planning, which led to institutional change in the Air Force; and chairing the Air Force Commission on Organizational Evaluation and Awards – which led to the Air Force Strategic Plan and substantial change in the evaluation of operational effectiveness. Since retirement from the Air Force he has also chaired or manned public and private special advisory councils, including the Governing Council of East Mountain High School and chairing the Governor’s special working group on New Mexico’s Colleges of Education.

Mike Wismer

Mike Wismer and his family are newcomers to Sandia Park and the area.  Prior to settling in the East Mountains, Mike was a long time resident of Los Alamos where he held the position as the Physical Security Division Leader for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Mike’s previous assignments at Los Alamos include Group Leader for the Security Integration Group, Group Leader for the Classified Matter Protection Group and Chief of Staff to the General Manager for Protection Technology Los Alamos, the security force contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Mike is a 21 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force performing in various enlisted functions and as an officer assigned to the security forces where he served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.  Mike has a history of community involvement that includes election to serve two terms as a County Councilor for Los Alamos and one term as member of the UNM-LA Advisory Board.  Mike is currently on the Board of Directors for Leadership Los Alamos and has served as Chair of that leadership development program. Mike Holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson is an Occupational Therapist who earned her BS degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She worked 27 years for Presbyterian Healthcare.  She held many administrative positions with them, the most recent being  the Director of Presbyterian Hospice and Hospital at Home.  She recently retired and is now traveling with her husband Tom and their 2 Border Collies.  She has 2 children.  Tiffany lives in Des Moines and is a graduate from Drake University.  Her son, Taylor, is an EMHS graduate.  He did his undergraduate study in Las Cruces and then went to law school at Florida Coastal Law.  He is currently living in Winter Haven, Florida and is a prosecuting attorney for the DA’s office in Polk County.
Karen also sits on board for of the New Mexico Red Cross.  She has been an active member of EMHS Governing Council since Taylor’s graduation.  While he was a student Karen established and lead the EMHS Booster Club to help support EMHS sports program.

Doug Darner

Doug Darner is a CV-22 Flight Simulator Instructor at Kirtland AFB.  As a retired Air Force member he served over 23 years in various Special Operations units around the world.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and holds a Master of Aeronautical Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Doug, his wife Judy, and youngest son, Garrett have lived in the East Mountains since returning from the United Kingdom in 2006. When not working, Doug is a NFHS certified basketball coach and the coach of a 13U travel baseball team.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking and drag racing when time permits.

Susan Sharpley Millsap

Susan Sharpley Millsap has lived in the East Mountains with her family for eleven years. Her daughter attends East Mountain High School. Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Masters degree in Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Susan works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervising the New Mexico Field Office, which is responsible for the conservation and recovery of Federally listed species throughout the state.  Altogether, she has 27 years of experience managing wildlife and other natural resources with the U.S Forest Service, U.S. Geological Service and the State of Florida.  Susan is also a trained mediator and has been involved in community mediation at Metropolitan Court, and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children.  She, her husband and children enjoy the beautiful New Mexico outdoors along with their 4 dogs, falconry birds, homing pigeons and the two most intelligent gerbils in the world.

Harley McDaniel

Harley McDaniel is a professor of Art and Art History at Central New Mexico Community College and is the founder of the CNM Bench Jewelry Program located at FUSE Makerspace on the Innovate ABQ campus in Downtown Albuquerque. His career as an educator began at Miami University of Ohio in 2004 and Harley has since taught at colleges in Texas, Minnesota, and Illinois, finally settling into New Mexico for the long haul in 2009.  He earned a B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. from Miami University.   Harley, his wife, Tracy, and their three children moved to the East Mountains in 2010. The oldest of their three children is currently a student at East Mountain High School.

Lindsay Schwebke

Lindsay Schwebke is a Realtor, serving the East Mountains and Albuquerque metro area. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington and has an MBA from New Mexico State University.   She started her career in Real Estate in Las Cruces, but has also worked in Human Resources and was a stay-at-home mom when her children were young. She and her husband, Brian, and their two boys moved to the East Mountains in 2014.  Her sons attend San Antonito Elemenary and one will soon be in middle school. They also have 2 chocolate labs.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends nearby, traveling, decorating, crafting and being outdoors. Lindsay also enjoys volunteering at her children’s school with the PTA and at other various community events.

Past Governing Council Members

East Mountain High School would like to thank everyone who has served on the Governing Council since the school was founded in 1999. Your service is invaluable and has helped shape EMHS into the successful school it is today.

  • Jim Aubert
  • Karen Baker-Jepsen
  • Elveta Bishop
  • Cathy Bruner
  • Melvin Christopher
  • Fred Corbalis
  • Russ Cummins
  • Carol Dorwart
  • Gary Douglas
  • Amie Duran
  • Peter Eissele
  • Gloria Fitch-Chavez
  • Yolanda Gallegos
  • Valinda Gorder
  • Ron Greenwell
  • Lori Harris
  • Amy Headrick-McClish
  • Jim Healy
  • Carole Hedden
  • Dennis Hodges
  • Lawrence Jiron
  • John Jones
  • Marguerite Kaminski
  • Matt Lavery
  • Sylvia Kelly
  • Jane Ann Lunn
  • Rick Mather
  • Amy McCall
  • Bill Nickell
  • Peter Nyland
  • Lisa Quick
  • Bill Raynovich
  • Mark Robbins
  • Al Rodney
  • Tim Schneeberger
  • David Walter
  • Sue Wilson Beffort
  • Floyd Wilson

Governing Coucil Documents

2020-2021 Agendas
Please note that during the public health emergency, the EMHS Governing Council conducts its business virtually and through remote meetings. If a member of the public wishes to make a public comment at one of the regular monthly meetings, they should e-mail Michael Wismer prior to the start of the meeting at and include their name and topic of the comment.

September 2020 Meeting

August 2020 Meeting
Special Meeting August 7, 2020
July 2020 Agenda
Special Meeting July 14, 2020 Agenda

2019-2020 Agendas
June 22, 2020 Agenda
Special GC Meeting: June 3, 2020 Agenda
May 2020 Agenda
originally scheduled special GC session at 6pm is canceled. Regular monthly meeting will be at 5pm).
April 2020 Agenda
No March 2020 Meeting
February Agenda 2020
January 2020 Agenda
December 2019 Agenda
November 2019 Agenda
October 2019 Agenda
September 2019 Agenda
August 2019 Agenda
July 2019 Agenda

2019-2020 Minutes
May 2020 Meeting Minutes
April 2020 Meeting Minutes
No March 2020 Meeting
February 2020 Meeting Minutes
January 2020 Signed Minutes

Open Meeting Act Resolution
anti-bullying policy update

December 2019 Minutes
November 2019 Minutes
October 2019 Minutes
September Signed Minutes
August 2019 Minutes
July 2019 Minutes

Historical Documents

June 2019 Agenda
2019 May Agenda

Agenda for GC Meeting April 29, 2019

2019 April Agenda
April 10, 2019 Special Meeting Agenda.docx
April 6, 2019 Special Meeting Agenda

2019 March Agenda (1)
2019 February Agenda

2019 January Agenda

2018 December Agenda
2018 November Agenda
2018 October Agenda
2018 September Agenda
2018 August Agenda

July 2018 Agenda (1)

2018 June Agenda

2018 May Agenda

2018 April Agenda

March 2018 Agenda
2018 February Agenda
January 2017 Agenda
2017 December Agenda
2017 November Agenda
2017 October Agenda
2017 September Agenda
August 2017 Agenda
 2017 July Agenda

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