Excellence in Bilingual Education
Welcome to Sandoval Academy of Bilingual Education!!
As a seven year member of the SABE family, I am proud of all the work of our staff and students! Our school is a success because of you! At SABE we are a family that celebrates, cares, supports and guides all of our kiddos. We know our scholars 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 our wonderful Northern New Mexico town of Rowe, near Pecos. I attended the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction and my Educational Leadership license.
I have been in the educational field for over 25 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 educator 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.
Executive Director & Head of School
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.
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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.
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.
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.