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Claudia Carroll

CLAUDIA CARROLL TEACHING AND CREATIVE BIO  8.9.22 “An Adventure: the Quest to Teach.”               Until I was thirteen, my life was about reading, drawing and pretending, climbing into a tree and waiting for “the prince” to rescue me. My mother had passed away when I was six, and my sister and I lived, for nearly three years in various situations, and with relatives, a street over, in the small, rural, California orange orchards town, not far from the ocean. There were no books then, just playing Batman and Robin with my cousins, falling off the back of Red, the horse, […]

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Deborah Anglada

HOLA!      My name is Deborah Anglada. My maternal family; I am the granddaughter of Francisco and Mabel Duran. And daughter of the late Theodore and Adelina Gonzales. My father was a baker,  chef and a Korean veteran. My grandmother Mabel was a seamstress. And my grandfather worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico during our childhood.  My paternal grandparents on my father’s side also taught me Spanish as our first language. I have one brother, and two sisters. I am a widow, my husband passed  two years ago to a blood Cancer and battled […]

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Virginia Padilla

I was born and raised in Taos. I am Married to Peter Padilla, and we have 2 amazing daughters and their families. I have 5 awesome grandkids who are my everything! I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. I studied here at UNM Taos and earned my AA in ECME, Early childhood Multicultural Education in July 2019. I have previously taught at UNM Kids Campus. Email: Virginia@tisataos.org

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Alison Haney

Alison Haney has called Taos home for over a decade and is thrilled to serve the community as an educator at TISA.  After earning a Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina, Alison completed a Master of Education at Eastern New Mexico University.  She is endorsed in science, social studies, and visual arts.  Bringing a great love of learning and the natural sciences to the classroom, Alison acknowledges the uniqueness of each individual and is dedicated to participating in transformative educational experiences that celebrate divergent thinking, creativity, and perseverance.  One of Alison’s main goals in the coming […]

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Nola Whetstone

Nola Whetstone was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. She studied at both Oakland University and the University of Michigan. Nola has degrees in English, anthropology, and education. She has certification in both elementary and middle school education. Before working in education, Nola was an anthropologist in a museum. Nola moved out West ten years ago to teach on the Navajo Nation. She has been a teacher for seventeen years working in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. Nola has taught in three states: Michigan, Arizona, and New Mexico. She has experience in both private and public school […]

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Jodi Galyon

  Born and raised in Texas, Jodi has taught in public and private schools and worked with students from pre-K to 8th grade in many capacities, but most often as a classroom teacher.  Jodi graduated from Texas A&M University and began teaching right away in the school districts of Pearland and Plano. She left the world of teaching and began working in the corporate world, the spiritual and healing world, and spent time being a mom to her daughter, now in 5th grade.  Moving from Texas, to St. Louis, and finally to New Mexico in 2014 when she began working […]

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Susan Consolloy, PT

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Tomasita Tedesco, OT

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Leah Vigil

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Roe Ziccarello

Ms. Roe has been teaching for 28 years, with 25 in public education. She holds a Bachelor’s, a Master’s, and an Ed Specialist’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and has taught K-8th grades. She is a certified Music teacher, and also has a TESOL endorsement. A musician and actor, Ms. Roe is thrilled to use infuse her teaching with love of the arts and love of learning! Contact me at: roe@tisataos.org Blog Link:

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