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Steven Henley - Environmental Education Resource Teacher (APS)

Steven Henley is an environmental education resource teacher employed by Albuquerque Public Schools.

SMNHC Educator Steven Henley on site at SMNHC smiling at the camera

"Our guide, Steven, did an excellent job interacting with the students and using the mountain as his classroom."

"Steven, our instructor was absolutely amazing with his presentation. The kids were able to follow his well thought out lessons and truly enjoyed his knowledge."

About Steven

APS Resource Teacher Steven Henley joined the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center in 2013. 

Originally from Southern California, Steven moved to New Mexico with his family in 2003. He earned a B.F.A. in Metalsmithing from California State University- Long Beach and began teaching elementary school in 2001. Steven has taught first, third and fourth grades as a general education teacher, and his greatest impact on student learning was made as the fourth grade science and social studies teacher at Tierra Antigua Elementary in Albuquerque.  

There, his students engaged in hands-on projects and learning focused on inquiry, investigation  and discovery. Though not formally trained in the natural sciences, Steven has spent the last twelve years experiencing and studying the landscape, geology, flora, and fauna of our state.  He is certified in Wilderness First Aid.

Steven can be contacted at or by calling (505) 281-5259 x2.