Jade Rivera

The Founder

Jade Rivera is a native New Mexican, and proud product of public education. Ms. Rivera solidified her commitment to education after she joined Teach for America in Las Vegas, Nevada. During her time in the classroom, she achieved significant academic gains with her students. Realizing the tremendous impact of state and local policy on transforming education, Ms. Rivera went on to join the state of New Mexico’s Public Education Department as a Policy Administrator. At the Public Education Department Ms. Rivera directed innovative programs and professional development opportunities for educators across the state.

In 2016, Ms. Rivera was part of the 2016 Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, a highly selective year long program that trains leaders to take on the demanding and urgent work of leading high-achieving, college preparatory charter schools.

It is Ms. Rivera’s personal and professional dream to make a positive contribution in the neighborhood where she grew up by founding Albuquerque Collegiate Charter School.

Ms. Rivera holds a B.A. from the University of New Mexico and a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Governing Board

Chair: Scott Hughes |Associate Research Professior, University of New Mexico- Center for Education Policy Research

Vice Chair: Tomas Garcia |Associate Attorney, Modrall Sperling

Secretary: Joshua Gallegos |Sr. Academic Advisor, University of New Mexico- Anderson School of Management

TreasurerBeverly Cruz |Senior Vice President, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Member: Cynthia Al-Aghbary |Executive Director of Government Programs Clinical Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Member: Matt Callahan | Associate Wealth Manager, Northwestern Mutual

Member: Brandon Meyers |Associate Lawyer, McCoy Leavitt Laskey LLC

Member: Rosa Pynes | Site Operations Manager, New Classrooms

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One School, One Vision, Together we are on a Mission

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