As a lifelong teacher and mentor, I have worked with students from pre-K through the university level.  I currently serve as an instructional coach at Painted Sky Elementary helping teachers improve their effectiveness and helping students succeed in every aspect of their lives.

I am the granddaughter of homesteaders from a small town in northeastern New Mexico. I am passionate about protecting the unique cultures and traditions of our Land of Enchantment. 

I believe that the challenges we face present powerful opportunities to innovate, to grow new sectors of our economy, and to develop paths for our children to build careers and raise their families right here at home.

I have been married for 37 years to Dale Garratt—a writer and educator—and I am the proud mother of our son Daejo.