Smartboard, April 26 | Education


Nambé Pueblo Fellow Joins Stanford Law School Faculty

Elizabeth Reese, from Nambé Pueblo, will join Stanford Law School as an assistant professor on June 1.

According to the school’s website, Reese will focus on Native American tribal and constitutional law, including the identity of citizens and the impact of how the way history is taught in schools affect the rights and powers of oppressed racial minorities in the United States.

“From the start, the laws of this land have had such a disproportionate impact on the lives of indigenous peoples,” Reese said in a statement. will have a huge impact in this country is so important. And it’s an amazing feeling to know that my voice will be mine.

Previously, Reese was Professor Harry A. Bigelow and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago. She worked at the National Congress of American Indian, where she supported tribal governments across the country in implementing and expanding criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians under the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

According to a press release, his five-year comprehensive report on tribal lawsuits to date – which documented not only unanticipated outcomes and complications, but also the surge of tribal law innovation brought about by the expanded jurisdiction – was widely cited from Congress to Supreme Court submissions. .

Reese began her legal career as a civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the statement said, where she led a desegregation case in one of Florida’s largest school districts and worked on the Alabama Voter Identity Act Challenge.

Reese received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her law degree from Harvard Law School and an MA in political thought and intellectual history from the University of Cambridge.

SFPS staff rewarded for their excellence in academic success

Santa Fe Public Schools honored 14 staff and one community member who received the 2021 Excellence Awards for Student Excellence at its school board meeting on April 17.

The New Mexico Association of School Boards announced its recipients on April 15. The awards, sponsored by the association, are presented to individuals selected by local school boards who have played an important role in improving student outcomes in their local school district.

Overall, 58 school boards participated in the program this year and 219 recipients were selected.

Earth Care / Santa Fe Mutual Aid, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering young people to create healthy, just and sustainable communities, was the selection of community members.

The following staff members have been selected:

  • Veronica García, Superintendent
  • Linda Sink, Assistant Superintendent
  • Tom Ryan, Data and Information Officer
  • Neal Weaver, Executive Director of Digital Learning
  • Marissa Bonifer, Director of Installations and Maintenance
  • Anita Hett, senior nurse
  • Shawna LaValley, Guard Supervisor
  • Kristen Lewis, Reading Specialist
  • Mary Massey, Extended Learning Coordinator
  • SFPS Adelante staff members
  • Michael Hagele, Principal of Early College Opportunities High School
  • Carl Marano, Principal of Santa Fe High School
  • Grace Mayer, president of the National Education Association-Santa Fe / art teacher at Milagro Middle School
  • Cynthia Maynard, teacher at Cesar Chavez primary school

SFCC instructor presents book on elephant conservation

The Santa Fe Community College Library is sponsoring the presentation of her book by Janie Chodosh, The elephant doctor of India, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and those who wish to attend online must register by Monday.

Chodosh, an instructor in the university’s biology department, spent three weeks in Assam, India with conservationist and elephant doctor KK Sarma, according to the SFCC. Her book explores Sarma’s work to save and protect elephants, how the world’s largest tea-producing region affects them, and the ecology of elephants.

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