Special Education

Joanna Cosbey

Joanna Cosbey

Special Education Director

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I was born and raised in Colombia, but I have been living in Albuquerque for the past 25 years. When I first immigrated to the United States with my two young daughters, I quickly noticed the lack of bilingual education in their school system. I was inspired to become the teacher who I wish my daughters had in their earliest years of education. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education with endorsements in Bilingual Education and TESOL as well as my Masters of Arts in Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. I love being a bilingual kindergarten teacher and I have been lucky to be one since 2004.



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The governance of NMIS is vested in the Governing Council (GC). The purpose of the GC is to govern NMIS in accordance with the terms of its charter, in compliance with the NM Charter Schools Act. Roles of the GC include assisting in developing educational and operational rules and policies, implementation of the annual budget, and overseeing Parent-Led Committees with the goal of attaining the goals and objectives set out by the NMIS charter approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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