Board of Education

The Governing Board members of the Mesa Vista Consolidated School District work hard to help maintain high standards in education. They are dedicated to ensuring all students in the district receive a quality education and achieve their academic goals.

III. A. Executive Session - The Board may elect to go into executive session for reasons permitted in the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.a. Limited Personnel Matters as permitted under Section 10-15-1(H)(2), specifically to discuss adjustment to Superintendent transition, matters related to hiring an interim or permanent superintendent; and b. Attorney Client Privilege pertaining to threatened litigation as permitted under section 10-15-1(H)(7), specifically to discuss an EEOC claim received by the District.B. Report on Executive Session – “The matters discussed in the closed meeting were limited to those stated in the motion to close the meeting. This statement shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting as required by Section 10-15-1 (J) of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act”

Meet the Board of Education

Anthony X. Vigil, Board President

Anthony Vigil is a 19-year-old resident of El Rito, New Mexico. He graduated from Mesa Vista High School in 2019 and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Mexico. Additionally, Anthony is an intern with the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Engineering Services Division.

Before joining LANL, he served as an intern Medical Assistant at Las Clinicas del Norte, a non-profit health center which serves the local community. In high school, he led several student organizations and was a runner for the 2015 and 2016 cross country state championship teams. In 2019, he was part of the state championship medley relay team for track and field.

He was elected to the Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools’ Board of Education on November 5, 2019. Anthony ran for the school board to give the students, who are his contemporaries, a voice. He knows that since students are directly impacted by district shortfalls, they may be able to offer valuable outside-the-box solutions. Anthony recognizes that each student has a unique personality as well as a unique set of strengths and goals which compelled him to help students graduate with the tools they need to pursue higher education or to undertake technical and trade skills.

Anthony takes heart from the words of Mark Twain: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Moises Pena, Vice President
Cell Phone: (505) 927-8442
Home Phone: (505) 583-9290

Moises Peña graduated from Mesa Vista High School in 1997. He is a proud member of the 1997 AA State Basketball Championship team. After graduation, he attended Northern New Mexico College where he concentrated on basic studies.

In January of 1999, Mr. Peña found his calling in public service. He began his career as a public servant working at the Española City Jail. When he reached 21 years of age, he began his career as a police officer. Mr. Peña served as a patrol officer for approximately four years until he reached the rank of detective with the Española Police Department, where he served for approximately 10 years. Mr. Peña has since been employed as a supervisor at the Rio Arriba County Detention Center. He is currently a proud Deputy of the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office.

Mr. Peña was elected in February of 2017 to the Mesa Vista Consolidated School Board of Education where he currently serves as School Board Secretary.

Moises has a vision of the Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools soon becoming the mecca of public education. His vision is that all students are either prepared to excel in advanced learning institutions, technical schools or striving to become productive members of society in today’s workforce.

Marvyn Jaramillo, Secretary
Contact Phone: (505) 583-0070

Marvyn Jaramillo graduated from Mesa Vista High School in 1995. Shortly after graduation, he decided to join the National Guard and went on to boot camp in Fort Knox, Kentucky. After boot camp, he completed advanced individual training in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Upon completion of military training, Mr. Jaramillo went on to Northern New Mexico Community College, where he received his AAS degree in Criminal Justice. He then decided to further his education and graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a BA in Criminal Justice.

In 1999, his law enforcement career began with the New Mexico State Police. He then moved on to San Juan Tribal Police, Tesuque Tribal Police, and New Mexico Adult Probation and Parole. In 2004, he was deployed to Iraq to defend his country where he completed an 18 month deployment. Today, Marvyn is currently a Deputy with the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department.

He has 14 years experience in Law Enforcement and is still active with the NM National Guard. He has served 18 years so far and is a Staff Sergeant with the 1115th Det 3 Transportation Company. He is married and has three children. He is currently serving his second term as School Board President for Mesa Vista Consolidated School District.

He has stated that he strongly believes in education and transparency within the school district. After all, he says, our children are the future for us!

Kisha Maestas, Board Member
Contact Phone: (505) 583-2201

Kisha Maestas has been a member of the Ojo Caliente community for 17 years. She is married and has three children, two of which attend/or have attended the Mesa Vista schools. Kisha has spent most of her adult life working with children and finding ways to help in their growth and development. She served as the administrative coordinator for Moving Arts Espanola, a non-profit that provides opportunities to children in northern New Mexico. She is also an advocate for children with learning disabilities.

She has a concentration in accounting from Northern New Mexico College and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix. She became an international artist her senior year in high school and continues to support the arts in New Mexico.

She wants to see the Mesa Vista schools succeed and provide a well rounded education that prepares it’s students for a great future. She wants to make sure our students can not only compete on a state level but have the education to compete on a national level as well. He has stated that he strongly believes in education and transparency within the school district. After all, he says, our children are the future for us!

Margaret Gallegos-Alire, Board Member

Margaret Gallegos-Alire, a lifetime resident of Vallecitos, New Mexico, daughter of the late Leandro and Asención Gallegos. She is married with seven children, five grandchildren, graduated as Class Valedictorian from Mesa Vista High School in 1982. After graduatio n, she attended both Northern New Mexico Community College and New Mexico Highlands University, receiving an Associates of Science degree in Computer Technology and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology, respectively. In the midst of attending college, she joined the New Mexico National Guard, later on transitioning to the United States Air Force Reserve. After college graduation, Margaret gained employment with the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Security Police Officer and Quality Assurance Specialist. While employed there, she continued her education, proudly completing a Master’s of Arts degree in School Counseling. Immediately thereafter, she received her School Counseling license and was hired as a middle and high school counselor at the Mesa Vista Consolidated School District. During her past employment she became a member of the International Guards Union of America, American Federation of Teachers, elected and served as National Education Association (NEA) President.

In January of 1993, Margaret continued to work as a school counselor, furthering her education and becoming a licensed teacher and administrator. While serving in the United States Air Force Reserve, Margaret completed her required A.A.S degrees in Logistic Management and Pre-Engineering. She worked in Quality Assurance Engineering, Emergency, Transportation, Training, Safety, Weapons and Logistics Management. Moreover, supported the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting throughout the country and participated in the Drug Interdiction program to counterdrug operations in transit to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Lastly, volunteering for deployments during Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan-Al Qaeda and Taliban conflict, retiring with 29 years of service in 2016

Margaret is now a proud retiree of both public education and the military, having served 25 years in education and 29 years in the military.

Currently, Margaret is gainfully employed at LANL as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Her continued passion for children’s education encouraged her to run for the Mesa Vista Consolidated School District School Board of Education. Elected in November of 2019, she plans to employ her time to help set direction for the district. She also plans on aiding with all the challenging student-oriented decisions and working with the school community to help improve student achievement

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