Bernadette Nevarez is secretary of the SWNHS Board of Directors. She was born and raised in the Old Town area of Albuquerque, NM.
She attended the University of New Mexico where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and an Ed.S in Educational Administration.
Nevarez is beginning her 32nd year as an employee of the Albuquerque Public Schools. She taught for 14 years and began her career in administration in 1989. She is the principal of Mary Ann Binford Elementary School, a Multi Track Year Round School, a position she has held for 16 years.
She is a long-time member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and a board member of the New Mexico Association of Elementary School Principals. She served as president of NMAESP from 2004 to 2005.
Nevarez works strongly to embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity and has a lifelong goal to improve the quality of education for children and all members of this community.