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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.

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


Cobie Howard

Stay-at-home dad, Madison, Wisconsin; independent exhibit developer, fabricator; former children's and science museum exhibit developer: 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


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


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.


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.

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

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

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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