Education: Master’s Degree in Special Education from Adams State College; certified in Gifted Education and as a Media Specialist.
Work/Family Bio: 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 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.
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.
Hobbies: I enjoy taking my dogs for daily walks and am an avid coin collector. I facilitate two weekly Bible studies and each day my desire is to “add value to other people’s lives”.
Number of Years on the Board: 4 1/2
Positions held on the Board: President, Secretary, Member
Purpose of Serving on the Board: 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.