Marta Chilton is a lifelong educator, former director of the YES school in Dixon, who has tutored for EVTA for at least a decade. We cherish her many years of experience teaching and engaging children in the practice of lifelong learning!
Angela Martinez has completed the two year Sounds in Syllables program toward certification as a dyslexia therapist. A veteran teacher of New Mexico schools, Angela provides dyslexia therapy to students needing this specific intervention to cope with their learning disability.
Linda is an educator with 5 years of experience as a Language Arts teacher in ethnically and socioeconomically diverse high schools. She holds a B.S. in English Education from the University of Texas and a J.D from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Leigh Saunders is a career scientist and a longtime resident of Dixon, NM. During a 15 year absence, she lived in Australia to provide environmental consulting to industrial firms. We are so lucky to have her back, as she provides excellent guidance to our higher level math students: ie middle, high school, and college age.
Alice Zorthian has a M.S. in Elementary Education and held a NM Level 1 Teaching license and a NM Level III Teaching License. Alice is a former preschool teacher at Anansi Charter School, a Special Education aide and substitute teacher at Anansi Charter School. She also serves her community as a Yoga Instructor.
Antonia worked at Velarde Elementary as an educator for 18 years before having to take time off to assist her parents. We are so pleased to have her return to the school as an EVTA tutor and continue her dedication to the students!
Ashle holds a degree in Native American Studies from the University of New Mexico. She formerly worked for Anansi Charter School, UNM Taos, and Taos Pueblo Day School. Currently she is tutoring at Anansi Charter School in Des Montes.
Esta Gutierrez is a lifelong educator who has joined EVTA to offer reading interventions and English Language Learner assistance at Velarde Elementary School. Esta's qualifications are too many to list, but we are grateful for her extensive experience in Orton Gillingham methods for students with language learning disabilities and in English Language Learning methods of support and instruction
With extensive experience in enrichment as well as remedial tutoring programs Haley Lynn is our primary After School Program staff person. Assisting Embudo Valley Library program director, Sandy Romero, Haley works directly with the children and is primarily responsible for developing activities that correlate to our Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area grant.
Katie Medina grew up in Dixon and attended Dixon Elementary School. She is a recent graduate from online high school and EVTA was pleased to have her join our team as AfterSchool Program staff last year..
Laverne Medina, former EVTA board member, passed away unexpectedly this spring. She was a much loved staff member at the Dixon Elementary school for many years a caring advocate of children, and a welcoming presence to all who walked in the doors of the school. Laverne, we will miss you forever.
Billie is our current board president, former EVTA director. Billie has been there from the beginning when EVTA was founded in 2004. In 2009 she focussed the organization on training tutors to support students with learning disabilties.
Yolanda Gasca worked as an educator for Velarde Elementary School for years before taking the position of Office Manager. She remains personally involved with all the children of this rural elementary school. Recently she completed her college degree in education and plans to take a teaching position in the future.
Eva is the EVTA director and teaches at Anansi Charter School. She holds a masters in education from Western New Mexico University and a post-masters educational leadership certificate from Grand Canyon University.
Cindy Campbell is EVTA's board secretary. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Speech Therapy. She is a retired educator and current educational assistant at Anansi Charter School.
Minna Santos is the director of Embudo Valley Library and initiator of Math Circles and Robotics Programs for local youth at the library.
Alva works as a home energy auditor for ICF, an international consulting firm subcontracted to PNM and New Mexico Gas to focus on energy efficiency programs. Alva received his certificate from the Building Performance Institute in Malta, New York.
Alexis Laube-Manigault holds a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico where she also completed her B.A. in American Studies. She works at UNM-Taos in the TRiO Student Support Services. Before becoming an EVTA board member, she was involved with the afterschool program and helped the organization maintain its website
Thea is our fearless book keeper from Ojo Sarco, New Mexico!
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