Los Alamos Public Schools has announced that Ann Stewart has been selected as the next athletic director of Los Alamos High School.
Stewart was born in Los Alamos and attended Chamisa, Aspen, Pinon, Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School, where she graduated in 1991. She earned All-State honors in both soccer and basketball as a student athlete for Los Alamos High School. She attended Creighton University on a soccer scholarship until a back injury ended her soccer career.
Stewart has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in educational administration from Grand Canyon University.
She has 13 years of experience in education serving as a teacher and coach in Albuquerque Public Schools, Bloomfield Schools and Alamogordo Schools before returning to Los Alamos High School as a physical education teacher and coach in 2012.
“As an alumnus and current employee of Los Alamos High School, I feel that I understand the community of Los Alamos and the high academic expectations of all Los Alamos schools,” Stewart said. “I understand what it is like to be a student-athlete in the district and the demands and expectations placed on students in general, and the extra pressure imposed on those who participate in extracurricular activities as well.”
Stewart will begin her new duties July 1. She will be transitioning into the position over the next few weeks with Vicki Nelms, the current athletic director. Nelms is leaving Los Alamos to accept a position with Clackamas Schools in Oregon.