Stephanie is a native New Mexican and lifelong educator who has worked both abroad and in Northern New Mexico.

Born in Tucumcari and raised in Silver City, Stephanie learned at a young age the importance of serving others. Stephanie headshot

Her father, a WWII veteran was a teacher; her mother was active in their church and community. 

Stephanie grew up in a family that ranches on the eastern plains and the northern mountains of New Mexico, giving Stephanie a strong connection to the lands of our state.

After graduating high school she went to Barnard College at Columbia University in New York and followed in her father’s footsteps in became a teacher. Having worked abroad and around the country, she returned home to New Mexico with her husband to raise their family.

Today, she is a curriculum coordinator for Pojoaque schools and has served the people of New Mexico for six years in the Legislature and is currently the Chair of the House Education Committee.

As an educator, Stephanie taught at a Bureau of Indian Affairs school, a charter school and within the public school system. She has seen firsthand how public policies can succeed—and fall short— in preparing our children and our communities for a promising future.

Stephanie is committed to making sure New Mexico is prepared and keeping pace with the changes ahead.


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