AE Crew at NMSU Carlsbad (above) and Amy Anderson and Cia Padilla from NMHED (right)

We had these great masks made and sent them out to programs and to the legislature and Governor. Send us your pics in masks!

Welcome New Mexico State Director of Adult Education - Amber Gallup Rodriguez!

For more info, please see this press release:

10-05-20 Thank you Lieutenant Governor Morales for meeting with the NMAEA Advocacy Team and thanks to students Jessica Diaz and April Little for your wonderful testimonials!

10-08-20 Thank you Senator Kernan for meeting with our NMAEA Advocacy Team and thanks to students Desiree Luna and Minlin Chen for your wonderful testimonials!

Zoom meeting participants (Left to right, top to bottom): LD Lovett, Teri Wimborne, Jessica Diaz, Emily Glikas, Jamie Trujillo, April Little, Letty Naranjo, Lt. Governor Morales, Jeffrey Abramowitz, Jim Ferrell.

Benefits of NMAEA Membership include:

Automatic membership in COABE, and access to their myriad online trainings and workshops, and discounts to conferences.

Membership in MPAEA and discounts for conferences

NMAEA Teacher’s Institutes and other professional development opportunities

Information on how to advocate for Adult education

The cost of all of this is a low $25 per person, or 5 for $100 (a rate that has not changed for many years!)


If you have any questions or would like to speak with a NMAEA representative, please e-mail us at

For more information on Adult Education & Family Literacy Week see our NEW Advocacy page!

Congrats to our awardees from the 2020 NMAEA/MPAEA Conference!

Outstanding Educator - Nancy Alvarado - ENMU Roswell

Outstanding Learner - Dawn Biros - UNM Los Alamos

Award Of Excellence - Elsa Rangel - ENMU Roswell

Legislator of the Year - Joy Garratt

And for our OUTSTANDING STUDENTS from our 2020 Adult Education Day at the Roundhouse

Adriana Hirshey - SFCC

Fatima Enriquez Martinez - SFCC

Samuel Zubiate - SFCC

Juan Paniagua - SFCC

Lesly Hicks - WNMU

Bernie Marin - WNMU

Amanda Burke - WNMU

Esperanza Lamas - Catholic Charities

Irene Worley - Next Steps AE

Kevin Medart - UNM LA

Dawn Biros - UNM LA

Jonathan Carter - ENMU Roswell

Eric Gabaldon - UNM Valencia