Department of Education

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Contact Information


Mailing Address
PO Box 307, Acoma, NM 87034

Physical Address
49 Pinsbaari Drive, Acoma, NM 87034

Office Hours

Monday – Saturday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Administrative Staff

Nolan Valdo, Interim Executive Director

Melanie Patricio, Program Coordinator

Gilbert Sanchez, Education Program Administrator

Jalyssa Charlie, Receptionist Trainee

Board of Education

Stephanie Oyenque, Interim President

Loretta Vallo, Member

Jonathan Antonio, Member

Aleta Suazo, Member


Pierson Siow, 1st Lt. Governor

Craig T. Garcia, Councilman

Department of Education

The Pueblo of Acoma Department of Education was established in 2007 by the Acoma Tribal Council to develop quality educational services for the people of Acoma Pueblo.


To promote educational excellence by providing quality programs and services that enhance lifelong skills while maintaining the Acoma culture and language.


  • To administer and enhance current educational programs
  • Develop and implement new educational programs and services that meet the identified needs of the Acoma Community
  • Ensure that all educational services reflect the values and priorities of the Acoma people

Department of Education Partnerships

Laguna-Acoma Connections (LAC)

Laguna-Acoma Connections (LAC) provides employment and training services to American Indian adults with disabilities who want to be employed.

New Mexico State University-Grants

New Mexico State University-Grants.  Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions Grant (NASNTI) provide access to higher educational services for students in the NMSU-Grants Service area by honoring their background, their communities, and their future endeavors in higher education.