NM After 3PM: Community Schools: Opportunities and Barriers for OST

With the 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session under way, it's time to discuss the many ways in which OST is essential to New Mexico's children and youth, families, communities, and businesses. Learn more and prepare yourself to raise your voice in support of out-of-school time to your representatives in the Roundhouse. The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network invites you to attend:

New Mexico AFTER 3pm: Community Schools: Opportunities and Barriers for OST

When: Thursday, January 28th from 10am - 11:30am

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Our second in the series focuses on the opportunities and pitfalls for OST in community schools and includes guest presentations from:


Katarina Sandoval, New Mexico Public Education Department, Deputy Secretary of Education

Sandoval has worked in education for more than two decades, including more than 10 years as a classroom teacher. She recently served as the Senior Director of Academics and School Performance for the Native American Community Academy, implementing K-12 program development.

Marangellie Trujillo, New Mexico Public Education Department, Community Schools and Extended Learning Coordinator

Marangellie Trujillo is the Community Schools and Extended Learning Coordinator at NMPED. She has over 15 years of experience in initiating and developing collaborative partnerships with communities, organizations, and institutions; and in leading, planning and implementing statewide health-related and educational programs.

José Muñoz, Institute for Educational Leadership, Director of Coalition for Community Schools

José Muñoz joined IEL as the director of its Coalition for Community Schools initiative in 2017. He brings over 25 years of cross-sector partnership experience for youth, family, and community development across the United States.


Danette Townsend, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (ABC) Community Schools, Executive Director

Danette joined the ABC Community School Partnership as Executive Director in April 2018. Danette has 20+ years of experience in the areas of out-of-school time, youth intervention and community school development.

Tony Smith, Whyspeople, CEO

Tony Smith is the CEO of Whyspeople, providing strategic advising and executive coaching to leaders working to create thriving communities. Most recently Tony served as the Illinois State Superintendent of Education.


There will be Q&A as time permits following the presentations.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00am


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