Welcome to Sandoval Academy of Bilingual Education!!

As a four year member of the SABE family, I am proud of all the work of our staff and students every year! Our school is a success because of you! At SABE we are a family that celebrates, cares, supports and guides all of our students. We know our students by name and have a vested interest in their success. You will find no school like SABE anywhere!

I am a native multi-generational New Mexican born and raised in Northern New Mexico. I attended the University of New Mexico and Highlands University where I earned her Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction and her Educational Leadership license.

I have been in the educational field for over 23 years serving as a teacher, bilingual teacher, literacy coordinator, instructional coach, bilingual programs coordinator, math interventionist, assistant principal and charter school director. I am married to Michael, another long-term education and charter school advocate and leader, and have two children, Miquela and Andrew. I am fluent in both English and Spanish and a proud advocate of bilingual education, school choice and educational opportunities for all students.

 

Sincerely, 
Jackie Rodriguez
Principal & Director

Our Mission

Our mission at SABE is to enable students to maintain their native language, reconnect with their heritage language, or discover a new enriching language. Students will attain Spanish and English fluency and literacy through two-way immersion, which will expand their worldview and educational and career opportunities.

Academic Philosophy

All children come to SABE with a culture and assets that contribute to who they are. We provide an educational environment where they can develop & grow not only academically, but physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

Our distinctive and educator developed curriculum, aligned with the Common Core State Standards in language arts, math, and the New Mexico Social Studies Standards and the Next Generation Science standards that help equip our teachers in providing a rich and robust bilingual program focused on developing our students. We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Diversity Statement

An education of the highest quality demands that our students understand how they are a part of and impact the larger global community. In a thoughtful and nurturing environment, we build a culture of understanding the human experience from the perspective of others.

About SABE

At Sandoval Academy of Bilingual Education we embrace and honor diversity and we stand for equality.

The Sandoval Academy of Bilingual Education (SABE) is the first Kindergarten through 8th grade dual-language charter school in the city of Rio Rancho.

Our distinctive curriculum facilitates the acquisition of Spanish and English academic language proficiency through immersion, along with core content instruction in the students’ native and target languages.

We strive to provide a quality bilingual education to produce biliterate members of our local community.

We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. We offer a variety of services designed to help students be the best version of themselves, while having a fun along the way. 

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

At SABE, we strive for excellence in all that we do, including our expected standards of behavior. School wide, we focus on three personal standards to help develop critical thinking skills and encourage a growth mindset. Those three standards are: Solving Problems, Making Good Decisions & Showing Respect. As a positive behavior school, we want our students to be able to reflect and correct their own behavior to instill a sense of responsibility and self-control. Through our partnership with our parents, we have very few misbehaviors at SABE and continue to develop our students well being.

Make Good Decisions

Solve Problems

Show Respect

Meet our Faculty & Staff

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Mrs. Jackie Rodriguez
Principal | Director 

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Mrs. Felicita Reyes
Assistant Principal |
Special Services Director

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Mrs. Ada Gallegos
Registrar | Nurse Assistant

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Mrs. Karina Snodgrass
Attendance Clerk/Food Coordinator/Admin. Assistant

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Mrs. Sandra Almanza
Front Desk Clerk

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Ms. Alice Banks
Programs Coordinator |
Gifted, ESL & Intervention Teacher

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Mr. Andrew Walker
Custodian

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Ms. Kristina Smith
Kindergarten Teacher – English

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Ms. Mireya Gonzalez
Kindergarten Teacher – Spanish

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Ms. Dorothy York
1st Grade Teacher – English

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Mrs. Ivonne Sainvilmar
1st Grade Teacher – Spanish

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Mrs. Esther Byrd
2nd Grade Teacher – Bilingual  

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Mrs. Astrid Lovato
2nd Grade Teacher – Bilingual

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Ms. Mili Geisel
3rd Grade Teacher – Spanish

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Mr. Ryan Broser
3rd Grade Teacher – English

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Mrs. Alejandra Dares-Rodriguez
4th Grade Teacher – Spanish

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Ms. Emily Sims
5th Grade Teacher – English

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Ms. Yesenia Garcia Ibarra
Middle School Teacher – Spanish

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Mrs. Tamara Wilburn
Middle School Teacher – English

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Mrs. Celeste Figueroa
Kindergarten EA – Spanish

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Ms. Jenna Trujillo
Kindergarten – EA English

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Mrs. Rita Wilcox
Middle School – EA

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Ms. Kenisha Valdez
Special Education Teacher

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Mrs. Johanna Guerrero
PE Teacher

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Mrs. Sarah Farrell
Spanish Music Teacher

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Mrs. Camila Nolasco
Speech & Language Teacher/Interventionist/SEL

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Mrs. Carmela Alcon CES
Social Worker

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Ms. Janine OschnerCES
Occupational Therapist

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Mrs. Lidia Tovar
Night Custodian

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Mrs. Crystal Rivas
After School Care/Tutor

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Ms. Ruth Ontiveros
After School Care & Tutor Lead