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NBCT Candidates

These Northern New Mexico teachers are taking part in the National Board Certification for Teachers (NBCT) process to reach this advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure.

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Julie Book

Originally from Arizona, Julie has lived in New Mexico for five years. She teaches English to grades 7-12 at Wagon Mound High School. This is her fifth year of teaching high school English. Before that, she taught at the college…

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Amber Paz-Csibi

Amber has been teaching Art to grades K-8 in Santa Fe for ten years. She loves that she and her community share a great love for the arts. She is pursing her NBC to continue to her progress and to…

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K.C. Dutcher

K.C. is a counselor at Mandela International Magnet School in Santa Fe. After his educational work in Spain, Guatemala, New York, and Colorado, he began teaching at SFPS eleven years ago. He loves the diversity of his students, fellow teachers,…

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Kristen Rivera

Born and raised in New Mexico, Kristen lives in Taos and loves her small community. She has been teaching for 16 years and is currently her school’s interventionist and instructional coach. She is pursuing her NBC to be her personal…

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Carol Schrader

Carol teaches middle school art at El Camino Real Academy. She is passionate about art, community, and social and environmental justice, and she likes to find ways to combine these interests by teaching art. After earning a degree in Government,…

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Audrey Edinger

Audrey teaches (mostly) science at Taos High School. Before that, she worked at TISA – a K-8 arts integrated charter school in Taos, where she taught middle school ELA and social studies. She loves teaching in Taos because her students…

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David Tedford Wheeler

David teaches at Pecos Elementary School and lives 10 miles downstream. This is his 24th year teaching music in New Mexico public elementary schools, including 8 years at Pecos. He sings and plays guitar and sometimes likes to play bass,…

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Rod Dobbs

Rod is the 8th grade U. S. History and the English Language Development teacher at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe. He is from Santa Fe, by way of Georgia and Alabama. He has lived in Santa Fe for…

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Jenae Mirabal

Jenae Mirabal

Jenae teaches kindergarten at Amy Biehl Community School in Santa Fe. She has been teaching for 10 years in either Pre-K or Kindergarten. She is pursuing her NBC to continue her professional growth and to be the very best teacher…

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Devette Sanchez

Devette was born in Taos and raised in a small community north of Taos called Arroyo Hondo. She is currently a Freshman English High School Teacher at Taos High School, and began her teaching career at Taos Middle School. She…

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