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October 2, 2002
SDE Names New Assistant Director of Indian Education
(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE)
announced today the appointment of Jesús Reveles of Santa
Fe as assistant director for Indian Education, effective September
Reveles will assist the Indian Education director in promoting
quality education for Indian students in New Mexico and in planning,
developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate
curricula for schools. He will also assist with the dissemination
of information on current legislation, theory, methodology and practices
in Indian Education and sessions, including government-to-government
meetings, with tribal entities, parents and community members.
"Mr. Reveles will be especially critical in our continuing
work to define and set public policy with our Indian partners that
makes sense and will achieve results," said Roselyn Carroll,
director of Indian Education.
The SDE's Indian Education staff serves as liaisons between the
SDE, local education agencies and the state's 22 Indian tribes and
is part of the SDE's Learning Services and Indian Education Division.
Reveles served as college coordinator at the California Mini-Corps
Program in Monterey, California, from 1996-2002, recruiting university
students from migrant backgrounds who were interested in becoming
bilingual teachers to work as classroom assistants in grades K-12.
He is also worked in Salinas, California, supporting classroom instructional
aides who were interested in becoming future teachers and as a bilingual
classroom teacher in grades 4-6.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University
in Arcata, California, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration
and Supervision from San Jose State University in San Jose, California,
and in May will be awarded a doctorate in Organizational Leadership
from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California. Reveles
is recipient of the 1990 Future Teacher of the Year Award from Sacramento
State University, where he received a Multiple Subjects Teaching