Maria has 22 years’ experience in Arizona public education. Maria has held positions such as: English teacher, English Department Chair, Leadership Team Member, Director of Whiteriver Alternative High School, and Athletic Director. Maria’s areas of specialty are creating and developing relationships with the Native American Nations in Arizona, and Instruction/Curriculum development and support.
Maria’s education comes from Northern Arizona University, where she received her BAEd in 1994 and Masters/Administrative Degree in 2014, and the University of Phoenix, where she received her MAED in Education in 1998.
Maria’s passion is with at-risk students, and helping realize their potential. Maria strives to make connections with students, parents, and communities that need help with getting their education so that they may strive in their lives.