Exceptional Programs

 


Krysta VanHorn-Department Head
Courses: Inclusion Math
Numbers of years teaching: 18 yrs.
Degree: Associates of Arts, Bachelors of Science, Masters of Arts and Master of Science
College attended: Bethany College & Emporia State University
Hobbies: Reading, walking, puzzles and watching old movies

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Selena Ben
Courses: Life Skills
Numbers of years teaching: 12 yrs.
Degree: BA Elementary Ed, BA Special Education
College Attended: University of Utah "Go Utes"
Hobbies: Reading, Trail riding, spending time with family

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Jourdan Bennett-Begaye
Courses:Gifted and Talented, Journalism, Video Productions I and II, and Drama/ Theatre
Number of years teaching: 1st yr.
Degree: Master of Arts in Magizine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism and Bachelors of Arts in Athletic Training.
College Attended: Syracuse University(SI Newhouse School of Public Communications) in Syracuse, New York and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
Co-Sponsor: Jorunalism and Dine Club
Hobbies: Reading Magazines, Writing for Magazines, Working Out, Watching Films, Traveling, Playing Volleyball

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Barb Cummins
Courses:Gifted and Talented, College Success I and II, Act Prep
Number of years teaching: 17 yrs.
Degree: M.Ed and Bachelors in Teaching
College Attended: Adams State and Fort Lewis
Sponsor: Junior Class
Hobbies:"I'm so excited to be teaching back in New Mexico!"

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Erica Nakai-Clani
Courses:Transition Counselor
Number of years teaching: 6 yrs.
Degree: A.S. Mathematics, B.A. Psychology, M.A. Guidance and Rehabilitation Counseling.
College Attended: San Juan College, Ft. Lewis College, New Mexico Highlands University.
Hobbies:I enjoy traveling anywhere I can with my family. I love basketball, softball, baseball, hanging out at the library, the zoo, or museums. Most of all, I love teaching children how to learn and grow in this challenging world everday to obtain the quality of life one wants to live.

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Reuben Del Olmo
Courses: Resource ELA
Number of years teaching: 1st yr.
Degree: BBA Finance/ Marketing (SJC, ALP) Sped Secondary Ed, Business Education
College Attended: University of Texas at El Paso/ San Juan ALP
Hobbies: Golfing, art, reading "I'm new to the area. Relocated with my family to Kirtland last year. Really enjoying the community and outdoor activities."

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Raidis L. Salvador
Courses: Special Education
Numbers of years teaching: 19 yrs.
Degree: Bachelor of Education in Special Education and Master of Arts in Education with a major in Reading Education.
College attended: University of the Philippines Diliman
Hobbies: Reading and attending son's school and sports activities.

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Steve Williams
Courses: Work Study
Coaching / Club Sponsor: Boys J.V. Basketball, Head Coach Girls Golf
Number of years teaching: 14 yrs.
Degree: Bachelor of Political Science, 30 hrs Special Ed.
College Attended: University of Colorado at Boulder, New Mexico Highlands University.
Hobbies: Golf and fly-fishing

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Kim George
Courses: Special Education
Number of years teaching: 7 yrs.
Degree: Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education Development & Associates of Arts in Psychology, working on BA
College Attended: San Juan College/ Highlands/ ASU
Booster Club Sponsor: Baseball, Golf, Prom dress exchange, Clothing exchange, Concession stand manager
Hobbies: "Being a team supporter and being a great mom to my kids."

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Isabel Jaramillo
Courses: Special Education
College Attended: San Juan College
Hobbies: "Hanging out with my little person (son) and hiking and bowling"

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Lorritta Nez
Courses: SPED-C.B.I.
Number of years teaching: 20 yrs.
Degree: Early Childhood Education & Behavior Intervention
College Attended: Snow College, Ephraim Utah
Hobbies: Reading, traveling & being with my children & grandchildren.

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Glenda Wootton
Courses: Behavior Intervention Class
Number of years teaching: 24 yrs.
Hobbies: Being with grand-children and great grand-children
"I Love working with all the students and seeing how they learn and grow over the years." "I enjoy reading"

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This page was updated November 29, 2017