Pablo Roybal Elementary
1574 State Road 502 West (Jacona Campus)
PRES Office: (505) 455-7603
Fax: (505) 455-3490
I am excited and humbled to be part of the Pablo Roybal Elementary School community. I have been in the education field for well over two decades where I have taught from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and served for sixteen years in principalships. I earned Bachelors’ Degrees in French and Economics, a Masters Degree in Education and completed a post-graduate fellowship in Educational Leadership at Teachers College of Columbia University.
Over the years I have learned that successful schools like PRES share some common traits. We employ dedicated and passionate educators who strive to both challenge and nurture students to grow beyond their potential. We seek strong and meaningful connections with our families and local, regional and even international communities. And, most importantly, we believe that each and every child should be known, loved and encouraged to dream big. As the launchpad for students’ educational journey in the Valley, we strive to instill a strong moral compass and work ethic as well as the necessary foundation for a successful educational journey to position Pojoaque Valley students for a lifetime of wonder and success. I welcome your family to join us in this important and noble task as we pursue greatness for our entire community of learners.
I attended school in Pojoaque beginning with Kindergarten and I am a proud graduate of Pojoaque High School. I am married to Peter and have two sons, JuanCarlos and Diego. I have been a teacher at Pablo Roybal Elementary School for 17 years. I am excited to embark on a new path of my educational career as Assistant Principal. I hold so much hope for the future of the Pojoaque Valley, just seeing what and how the children are learning. I feel it is important to embrace who you are, my favorite quote is by Dr. Seuss, “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Arbordale’s Fun eReader Access
The Fun eReader platform with 150 STEM-themed, multilingual, interactive eBooks is complements of the Governor’s Reading Initiative for all NM elementary schools and is meant for all elementary students and their families. These “smart ebooks” can read aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control. A few other features we’ve recently added include: (1) three titles have Chinese as a 3rd language; (2) users can tap animals to hear their sounds; and (3) individual words read aloud when tapped.
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