Acequia Madre, Atalaya, Chaparral, E.J. Martinez and Wood Gormley Elementary Schools, Early College Opportunities High School, Mandela International Magnet School and Santa Fe High School
Carmen Gonzales has been a long time educator working in leadership roles in both K-12 and higher education. She retired as the VP for Student Success at both Santa Fe Community College and New Mexico State University, where she is VP Emerita. She is a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, however, she left for 34 years and happily returned ten years ago. She enjoys contributing her knowledge where needed and feels that education is important in order to have a strong democracy. She is also the President of the Santa Fe Community College’s Foundation Board of Directors. And has served as Mayor Webber’s Education Advisor. Carmen’s parents taught her the importance of giving back and helping others.