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Juliette Romero Benavidez (NM '98)

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability

Los Lunas Schools
Los Lunas, NM

At the time of the Award, Juliette Romero Benavidez was:

Manzano Vista Middle School
Tome, NM

Subject(s) taught: Bilingual Education

Biographical Information

Juliette Romero Benavidez is principal of the Henry T. Jaramillo Community School in Belen. Previously, Benavidez was a bilingual resource teacher for fifth and sixth graders at the New Blue Intermediate School and a bilingual education teacher at Ann Parish Elementary and Desert View Intermediate Schools. By implementing the Spalding "whole language" method, Benavidez improved the language skills of the region's many immigrant students-some by as many as two grade levels. She also employs a dual-language model, teaching half the day in English and the other half in Spanish. An active school and district leader, Benavidez has chaired numerous educational committees.

Additional Information


1999 New Mexico State University, M.A.

1992 New Mexico State University, B.A.