Special Education and Gifted Teacher
I was born and raised in Colombia, but I have been living in Albuquerque for the past 25 years. When I first immigrated to the United States with my two young daughters, I quickly noticed the lack of bilingual education in their school system. I was inspired to become the teacher who I wish my daughters had in their earliest years of education. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education with endorsements in Bilingual Education and TESOL as well as my Masters of Arts in Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. I love being a bilingual kindergarten teacher and I have been lucky to be one since 2004.
Counselor and Social Worker
Samantha graduated from New Mexico State University with her Masters of social work class of 2016. She has over 5 years of experience in mental health, crisis intervention, and case management, working for great organizations such as the University of New Mexico Hospital, Rape Crisis Center, The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, The New Mexico Veteran’s Association, and now New Mexico International School. Samantha has always had a passion for helping those around her and is very excited to be apart of the wonderful NMIS team and support the next generation