Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pojoaque Board Candidates Answer Questionnaire.

Candidate questionnaire

In preparation for the Feb. 6 school board election, Pojoaque Valley School Board candidates responded to Journal North questionnaires.

Questions for Candidates:

1. Can you list three top priorities for improving your district and how the school board could help?

2. What could the school board do to help the district recruit and retain high-quality employees, especially teachers?

3. What is your opinion on charter schools?

4. What could the school board do to help schools with large numbers of children who are not performing well on standardized tests?

5. What is the district's superintendent doing well and what do you think the superintendent could improve upon?

Paula Roybal Sanchez

Board vice president and candidate for Position 4, Ballot Position 1

AGE: 47

FAMILY: 2 children in Pojoaque Schools Andres, 11th grade; Diego, ninth grade

EDUCATION: MA Public Administration, University of New Mexico, 1982; BS Home Economics Education, New Mexico State University, 1976; Graduate of Pojoaque High School, 1972.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Consultant in family and consumer science; co-owner and fiscal manager of Rancho Las Lagunas, Inc., a family owned dairy in Nambe; 24 years experience as educator/educational consultant; Pojoaque Valley Schools board member since October 1998, board vice president for two years; since 1989, served in various capacities as parent volunteer or educational consultant in providing services to the Pojoaque Valley Schools including: development of Pojoaque Before/After School enrichment program; nutrition education programs in district classrooms; community committee for passage of 1998 bond issue and 2-mill levy; parent chaperone for my children's classroom field trips.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English and Spanish.


1. My top three priorities are: Assuring students are reading at grade level, improving school facilities in order to nurture learning and continued enhancement of the curriculum to provide our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in our constantly changing world. …

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