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Yolanda Montoya-Cordova

Position: Secretary

District 1

Yolanda Montoya-Cordova

District 1

District 1 Map 2013
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Phone: (505) 880-3729

Term Expires: 2019


Yolanda Montoya-Cordova, MSW, is a native New Mexican and life-time resident of the South Valley neighborhood of Albuquerque. She is currently employed as the State Administrator for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. In her role, she provides statewide oversight for the administration and implementation of workforce development programs in partnership with the four local regional workforce development boards, state and community partners including public and higher education, divisions of vocational rehabilitation, and senior employment. Her areas of expertise are community and partnership engagement, public policy development, program implementation and evaluation.

Ms. Montoya-Cordova attended the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her work experiences child welfare, child and family mental health, special education, school nursing and school-based health centers. Ms. Montoya-Cordova currently serves as a volunteer treasurer for the Stables Homeowners Association and was previously a volunteer board member for Pegasus Children’s Legal Services. She held an adjunct professorship with New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work teaching graduate-level courses in leadership and administration and was also an instructor for El Paso Community College in the sign language interpreter training program.   

Ms. Montoya-Cordova is the proud mother of one daughter who resides in Portland, Oregon and a bonus mom to her late husband’s three children who all reside in New Mexico. 

Education Philosophy

Schools in School Board District 1

Elementary Schools

Adobe Acres
Dolores Gonzales
East San Jose
Eugene Field
Kit Carson
Los Padillas
Mountain View
Valle Vista

Middle Schools

Ernie Pyle

High Schools

Atrisco Heritage Academy
Rio Grande
School on Wheels

Schools of Choice and Alternative

School on Wheels (Main Campus)
Vision Quest (Harrison Location)

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A few well-prepared students got to ask questions of an astronaut aboard the International Space Station as it flew through the Albuquerque sky on the morning of Oct. 18.
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Student of the Week Jennifer Dominguez
A senior at Atrisco Heritage Academy
School Showcase is Thursday, Oct. 25
Albuquerque Public Schools knows when it comes to education, choice matters.