Los Alamos School Board Members Jim Hall and Matt Williams received Leadership Development Program Awards Saturday from the New Mexico School Boards Association.
School board members from across New Mexico met in Albuquerque Dec. 3-5 to participate in the 2015 Annual Convention of the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque.
School board members listened to keynote speakers and participated in information breakout sessions. In addition, the Association elected new officers for the coming year and recognized school board accomplishments by presenting recognition and leadership awards to members.
2015 NMSBA Leadership Development Program Awards:
Level I = Reached 24 cumulative training hours within the 2014-15 program/training year;
Level II = Reached 36 cumulative training hours within the 2014-15 program/training year;
E = Exemplary = Earned 20 or more hours within the 2014-15 program/training year;
MBM = Master Board Member Distinction – 44 cumulative hours plus presentations/practicums.
Los Alamos: Jim Hall – II and Matt Williams – I.
Newly Elected NMSBA Officers:
Ron Singleton, Carlsbad Municipal School Board Member was elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the School Boards Association for 2016. He has served as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Resolutions and Legislative Committee. Singleton also served as Region VI President and received Master Board Member Certification in 2015. He is a retired educator and coach with more than 30 years of service.
Linda Trujillo, President of the Santa Fe Board of Education, was elected President-Elect of the Association for 2016. She was recently elected to her second term on her local board and serves on the Association’s Executive Board and Board of Directors. Trujillo served as Vice President of the Association in 2015 and by virtue of her election, will serve as Association President in 2017. She is the Administrator of the New Mexico Records Center and Archives.
Ramon Montaño, member of the Rio Rancho Board of Education was elected to serve as Vice-President of the Association for 2016. He was elected to the Rio Rancho Board earlier this year and served several terms on the Las Vegas Board of Education. Montaño has served as an officer of the Association previously and in 2010 served as Association President. By virtue of his election he will become President-Elect in 2017 and President in 2018. Montaño is the professional development director for a national security firm.
Pauline Jaramillo, member of the Socorro Board of Education was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the Association for 2016. Pauline is in the second term on her local board, has served as Region VI President for several years and is a member of the Association’s Board of Directors. She also serves on the Socorro County Commission. Jaramillo and her husband own and operate a plumbing and heating company in Socorro.
Audrey J. Jaramillo, member of the Moriarty-Edgewood Board of Education, will serve as the Association’s Immediate Past-President for 2016. Jaramillo completed her term as Association President at the Annual Convention and previously served as a President-Elect, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer. She received Master Board Member Certification in 2014, is a Certified Public Accountant and Fraud Examiner and managing partner of a full service accounting firm.