Board of Directors
May 2019 Meeting cancelled
Melissa Armijo, President
Melissa Armijo currently sits as the President of the Mark Armijo Academy Governing Board and is the wife of the late Mark Armijo, the school’s namesake. She has been involved with the school since it was instituted as Nuestros Valores and has been on the Board since 2016. A lifelong resident of the South Valley, Melissa attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University and currently works in the Dean of Students Office at UNM.
Jacob Gomez, Vice President
My name is Jacob A. Gomez, active member of the Nuestros Valores Charter High School. A school board member plays an integral role in educational services, policy development, and school system administration. I understand the importance of this community service. I am a native New Mexican, born and raised in Silver City. I have lived in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area since 1986. Following graduation from Cibola High School, I earned by Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of New Mexico in 1995. Since then I have complied over 20 years of experience in the criminal justice field, which includes staff development, client supervision and rehabilitation, and program coordination. I am currently a United States Probation Officer with the United States District Court.
Charlotte Alderete-Trujillo, Board Member
Mark Armijo Academy Board Member, Charlotte Alderete-Trujillo, has worked in education for nearly twenty years and holds a B.A. in elementary education from New Mexico State University and received here Administrative Licensure from Santa Fe Community College. She was introduced to MAA when a friend approached her about joining the Mark Armijo Academy Governing Board and has since enjoyed her experiences with the school. As a school leader herself, she is particularly appreciative of MAA’s small size.
Abby Herrera, Board Member
Abby Herrera is a newly-elected board member for Nuestros Valores Charter School. She has been employed with the State of New Mexico for the past 14 years. As a union steward, she represents classified State employees when they need to file a grievance. She attended Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque where she majored in accounting. She has worked since she was a freshman in high school (many years back). She is determined to instill the same work ethic and morals to her children as she is a single mother of four. Even though her last 2 children have not been easy she is very thankful that her children respect the fact that all she wants for them is to get a good education and succeed in life.
Daryl Landavazo, Board Member
Daryl Landavazo is a life long resident of New Mexico and currently lives in the South Valley. Daryl is married and has four daughters that all have attended or attend Charter Schools. Daryl has worked in Education Information Technology for over 20 years and currently works in IT for a major Healthcare company. Daryl was the IT Manager for the New Mexico Public Education Department and then consulted in the design and implementations of State Longitudinal Systems (Data Warehouses with Business Intelligence which allowed educators to make data driven decisions down to the classroom) Daryl stated “What I enjoyed the most about designing and deploying these education systems were the impact they had on student success. The ability to not only identify where improvements can be made but also identifying what resources are available to a student, parent or educator to assist with improving in an area of need.
Briana Chavez, Board Member
Briana Chavez was born and raised in Albuquerque’s beautiful North Valley. It was there that she learned the love of community and taking care of others. Briana has spent the last 20 years of her career in banking and finance and loves the opportunity it gives her to interact with and serve the community that raised her well. Briana has worked for Wells Fargo Bank for 13 years and is a mother to 3 healthy, growing children.