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About the Corrales Institute

Corrales Institute for New Education

The Corrales Institute for New Education is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to imagine, invent, and facilitate the creation of new, public places of learning for people of all ages.


We believe that a new vision of learning and public education for the 21st century is essential to progressing democracy and sustaining the planet; to personal and social health, creativity, security, dignity, cooperation, occupation and joy; and to the humane and prosperous survival of future generations of humanity.

Our Board

The Corrales Institute for New Education board is a diverse group of people with diverse experiences and perspectives on learning and education.

Cobie Howard

Exhibit Developer and Fabricator, Madison Children's Museum, Madison, Wisconsin; formerly an independent exhibit developer, fabricator; children's and science museum exhibit developer and fabricator for: Children's Museum, Tulsa; Explora, Albuquerque; Exploratorium, San Francisco; cabinet maker, custom woodworker

Derlly González González

Independent STEAM Education Consultant, Mexico City, Mexico; former Elementary and High School teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools; Bilingual Science Education Coordinator, Explora, Albuquerque; Education Projects and Professional Development Coordinator, Sociedad Mexicana para Divulgación de la Ciencia y la Técnica, Mexico City


Elizabeth Grace

Education Director for the Eugene Science Center, Oregon; formerly, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mathematics Endorsement Program and Graduate Research Assistant, Health Education through Arts-Based Learning, Washington State University; Middle School Teacher, Chicago; Educator, Asombro Institute for Science Education, Las Cruces, NM


Francisco Gallegos

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Wake Forest University; Phenomenology, Philosophy of Emotions, Latin American & Latinx Philosophy; Truth and Authenticity Lab; former Consultant, Pluralistic Networks, Berkeley, California; musician; [on leave]


Gail Joseph

Grandmother; Multimedia Artist; former Assistant Librarian, Corrales Community Library, New Mexico; Facilitator of 2D and 3D matrix building programs to elementary schools; beveled glass and custom window maker; Peace Corps, lumber cooperative development, Turkey


J. Shipley Newlin

Former Director, Physical Sciences and Technology, Science Museum of Minnesota; former Director of Exhibits, New York Hall of Science, Queens, and The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; TIG welder, machinist, carpenter, plumber, gardener; Peace Corps, school construction and teacher, Somalia


Jamie Bell

Project Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education, Washington, D.C.; formerly Exploratorium, San Francisco; Petrosains: The Discovery Center in Malaysia; Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media Group; TERC, Cambridge, Massachusetts; musician


Janet Ross

Former Executive Director/Founder, Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, Monticello, Utah; Logistics Coordinator, Colorado Outward Bound; Fire Crew/Recreation Crew Leader, U.S. Forest Service; Program Director, Tuba City Junior High Wilderness Program; Fiscal Agent, Utah Endowment for the Humanities; Backcountry Ranger, Skagway, Alaska


Judith Diehl-Faxon

Volunteer Water Quality Leader, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park; Formerly Senior Process Engineer, 16 years at Intel; earlier, research assistant, Chemical/Nuclear Engineering, Univ. of NM. First career: teacher on Navajo reservation; Language Arts Lecturer-Coordinator, All Indian Pueblo Council-UNM Teacher Ed. Program; Reading Specialist, Albuquerque Public Schools

Julia Lucero

Elementary School Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico; Graduate Student in Education, University of New Mexico; endorsements in mathematics and teaching English as a second language; former substitute teacher, grades K-10; Salud y Sabor, National Hispanic Cultural Center

Kevin Mancini

Counselor/Health and Wellness Instructor at Albuquerque Academy, an independent, nonprofit, coeducational school serving 1,200 students. He oversees emotional, social, mental and behavioral wellness for students. Also, a private practice child/family therapist; earlier was owner and founder of Ini Ani Espresso & Wine Lounge in New York City

Molly L. Kelton

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, College of Education, Washington State University; Informal Mathematics Collaborative, co-facilitator, Balboa Park, San Diego; Post-doctoral Scholar, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University; singer


Paul Tatter

Design, fabrication, MUCYM, Costa Rica; former Exec. Director, Explora, Albuquerque; Adjunct Professor, Science Ed., Connecticut College & Univ. of Colorado; All Indian Pueblo Council Teacher Education Program, Univ. New Mexico; Elementary School Teacher and Principal; D-CO Electronics Engineers; immunology lab tech, Univ. Colorado Medical School; musician


Randy Truelove Chalakee

Library Assistant, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology; former Membership, External Relations and Youth Intern Program Manager, Explora; Zoo To You Program Specialist, Albuquerque BioPark; Out-of-School Time Program Manager, Native American Community Academy; Lead Cultural Interpreter, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Shirley Ann Glandon

Executive Director, Teaching and Learning, Jenks Public Schools, retired; author, 3 volumes: Caldecott Connections to Language Arts, ... to Science, ... to Social Studies; former Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community College; created small school in nursing home, where daily interactions between children and “grands” are integral to the experience of learning.

Terry Winograd        

Professor Emeritus, Computer Science, Stanford University; Member, Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute; past president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; founding member, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the ""); directs teaching programs and HCI research, the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group; [on leave]

Vlad Tatter

Electrical contractor, Fayetteville, Arkansas; master electrician; blue water sailboat captain; musician; former Habitat for Humanity homebuilder, Santa Fe New Mexico; music and field trip program volunteer, Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Austin, Texas; conversant with American Sign Language


Emeritus and Former Board Members

Ashley Atwell

High School Science Teacher, Denver, Colorado; former Senior Science Educator, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego California; Camp Counselor, Harrison, Maine; Outreach, Lincoln Children's Zoo; After-School Science Instructor, Lincoln, NE; specialties in ecology, evolution and behavior; puzzle completer, hiker, friend, mom, wife, and crocheter

Betsy Adamson

Senior Project Consultant, State of Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry, Projects and Planning, construction pre-apprenticeship training programs for women and people of color; former Executive Director, Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA; Museum Planning Consultant: California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah

Christina Houston

Former Program Analyst, Environment Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, environmental oversight of 9 DOE national laboratories, liaison with NM pueblo governments; Employee Relations Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy; Management Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Employee Relations Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy

Elena Baca

Community Engagement Coordinator/Curriculum Developer/Educator, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque; multimedia artist; Public Programs Coordinator/Educator, community outreach, Explora Science Center; Adjunct Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico

Kay Collins

Former Government Documents Librarian, University of California, Irvine; President, Applied Information and Documentation; Department Head, Conservation Library, Denver Public Library; Head of Reference Department, College of Law, Western State University

Keith Braafladt

Director, Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota; James P. Shannon Leadership Institute Fellow; Play Tinker Maker Engineer; Professional Development Workshop Series, Arkansas Discovery Network; Adjunct Instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Mike Petrich

Director, Informal Learning Cluster, Exploratorium, San Francisco, California; Co-Founder, Tinkering Studio, Exploratorium; formerly at Science Center of Eastern Connecticut; Science Museum of Minnesota; Museum Magnet School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Tayloria Grant

Founder/CEO of One Full Life International, a personal branding and content marketing company, Albuquerque, NM; international brand strategist, communications consultant, speaker, certified confidence coach; for 30 years a marketing and communications professional for corporate, not-for-profit, and government organizations.

Troy Livingston

Consultant, Nonprofit Organization Management, Denver, Colorado; former Director, Science Gallery Lab, Detroit, Michigan; CEO, Thinkery, Austin, Texas; Vice President for Innovation and Learning, Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina; Educator, Fairbanks, Alaska; musician

Special Thanks To

J. Charles Holt

Corrales Institute Volunteer Computer and Technology Consultant; Designer;

Apple Computer Consultant

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