ACES Staff








Christy Takacs

Christy is the Executive Director of ACES.  Over the past 28 years she has been an elementary school teacher, an elementary and middle school principal, and a charter leader in New Mexico.  With the majority of her experience being in a leadership capacity, she has a strong knowledge base and broad understanding of the needs of New Mexico schools.  Her vision for ACES is to be the first organization people consider when looking for support services for their schools.  Her goal is to effectively and creatively meet the needs of NM Charter Schools and to continue to move ACES forward in providing quality, affordable services.

Max Luft


Dr. Max Luft

During the past 50 years my primary pleasure has been to enjoy my family and raise four fantastic children. To support this endeavor I initially taught math and science to mid school through graduate school students in four states. In addition to direct instruction I worked as the Director of Testing for Albuquerque Public Schools and for a federally funded educational laboratory, owned a private educational consulting business that evaluated 500 federal and state funded programs in schools over a 10 state area, and started three educational services agencies, two of which were public entities and the third a non-profit.


Nancy Bangs

Nancy has extensive experience in finance and provides key bookkeeping services for ACES.


Lorrie DeLoach

Lorrie is passionate about quality education for all children.  She is excited to support Charter Schools in her capacity with ACES.


Amber Le

As Manager for both the Employment Services System and the Maintenance Services Program, Amber provides two very important services to ACES Charter Schools.

As Employment Services System Manager, she posts and monitors vacancies for ACES Charter Schools who are subscribers of the Employment Services System.

As Maintenance Services Program Manager, she works directly with ACES Charter Schools and Cooperative Purchase Agreement Partners (CPA) to ensure that schools receive prompt, high-quality services.

Amber is a native New Mexican and received her education at the University of New Mexico. She has extensive experience in sales and customer service.  Her administrative and computer skills have guided her to ACES. She enjoys helping schools complete projects to make them shine and become their best.  Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Sharon Myers

As ACES Administrative Assistant, Sharon provides assistance to all areas of ACES business. Composing the ACES Newsletter, maintaining the ACES Website and providing ACES communication are just a few facets of her job.

Sharon received her undergraduate degree at New Mexico State University in Elementary Education.  Additionally,  she received her  Master’s Degree and Education Administration license from NMSU.  Sharon is a retired LCPS employee with 13 years of  experience in elementary classrooms and 14 years as a principal.  She returned to JPTA after retirement and worked for two years as the Assistant Director. Sharon has been in Las Cruces for over  35 years and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.