The Education Bureau is committed to Courageously and Responsibly providing quality educational\vocational programs and library services to incarcerated individuals. We are committed to the Ethical pursuit of educational excellence as we assist incarcerated individuals to become responsible members of the family, workforce, and community upon release. This will be accomplished through teamwork, Dedication, and collaboration with other departments, agencies, and the community at large.

  • We are a Courageous diverse, skilled, forward-looking work force that recognizes safety and security as essential business practices.

  • The New Mexico Corrections Department Education Bureau takes a Responsible and proactive stance in the development, implementation, and support of programs showing the most promise of successful transition back to the community, family, and workplace.

  • We require Ethical and sound fiscal management of public resources by using data driven decisions and evidence-based practices.

  • We are Dedicated to creating partnerships with other state agencies that can provide released inmates with those resources necessary to leading a productive, crime-free life.

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Offices of the Bureau's administrative staff are located in Santa Fe (North) and Albuquerque (South). The Education Bureau South Office is often referred to by its previous title, the Book Alliance Program. Offices of the Education Directors, teachers, and support staff are located in each facility's Education Department.

Deputy Education Administrator
Leslie Bradley


Casa Nor Este Bldg.
3415 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107


If you are interested in working in Corrections Education, you may send your resume to us. We will keep your resume on file for one year if a position should open up.

Mail to:
Dr. Catherine Rose, Deputy Education Administrator
3415 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
Bob Williams, CNMCF / Education Director
PO Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031.1328
505.383.3381 FAX
Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
Leslie Bradley, GCCF / Education Director
PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
575.472.1068 FAX
Lea County Correctional Facility
Kristin Kohrt, LCCF / Education Director
6900 West Millen
Hobbs, NM 88244
575.392.4055 Ex.163
575.392.0006 FAX
New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility
Nancie Bogdanski, NMWCF / CCA Education Director
PO Box 800
Grants, NM 87020
505.285.6828 FAX
Northeastern NM Correctional Facility
Dr. David Bull, NENMCF Education Director
P.O. Box 626
Clayton, NM 88415
575.374.4010 FAX
Penitentiary of New Mexico
Michelle Ribeiro, PNM.North, MRU,
PNM.South/Education Director (Acting)
PO Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505.827.8221 North - 505.827.8967 South
505.827.8221 FAX
Roswell Correctional Center
Sharon Steen, RCC / Education Director
578 Chickasaw Rd.
Hagerman, NM 88232
575.625.3172 FAX
Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility
Joyce Fielder, SNMCF / Education Director
PO Box 639
Las Cruces, NM 88004
575.523.3398 FAX
Springer Correctional Facility
Anthony Sanchez, SCC Education Director
P.O. Box 10, Area 1
Springer, NM 87747
575.483.3139 FAX
Western New Mexico Correctional Facility
Ben Cabrera, WNMCF / Education Director (Acting)
PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020
505.287.7015 FAX
Vacant, Education Administrator

Catherine Rose, Deputy Education Administrator
PO Box 27116
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

4337 State Road 14
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
505.827.8548 FAX

Agnes Ortiz, Business Manager

Denis Roark, Contract Head Librarian


Casa Nor Este Building
3415 Pan American Freeway, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505.841.4267 Fax

Sharon Steen, ABE Programs Manager

Mario Rico, Data Manager

W.M. "Billy" Jones, Chief GED Examiner &
Verification Records Manager

Denis Porter, Cognitive Programs Coordinator

Vacant, Project SOAR/NMDWS Manager &
Career Pathways Manager

Sarah Clawson, Family Services Development Coordinator
Post-Secondary Program Manager

Conor Coleman, AmeriCorps Program Manager

Joyce Fielder, Special Education Program Coordinator

Adult Basic Education/General Education Diploma
Basic academic skills instruction and preparation for GED testing including career/technical, college readiness, Special Education, and adult literacy. Instructional delivery methods include classroom, one-to-one, small group, community volunteer tutoring, peer tutoring, computer-aided instruction, cell-to-cell instruction, and educational television. This programming is available at all state correctional facilities.
Career Pathways
Education advisement that assists students to form short, mid, and long term goals for career and life. Students complete an assessment battery and set goals based on interests and needs. Advisement and goal-setting help the student to find value in education. This programming is available at all state correctional facilities.
Success for Offenders After Release or SOAR. Career related case management and release preparation provided in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Participants complete intensive career assessment, exploration, goal-setting, and education. Offered at Level I, II, & III facilities.
The Education Bureau offers a variety of programs designed to increase student's ability upon release to find a viable career that offers a living wage. Programs vary by facility. Courses offered include: Barbering, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Automotive Technologies, Carpentry, Electrical, Network Cabling, Food Service Management, Weaving, and Welding. Courses vary by facility.
Courses assisting offenders in recognizing destructive behavior patterns and developing positive, pro-social thinking habits in all areas of their lives. Courses include Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Moral Reconation Therapy Domestic Violence (MRT-DV), Charting A New Course, and Breaking Barriers. Not all courses are offered at every facility.
Family Education
Courses that focus on family reunification including family literacy and skills. Residents learn parenting skills, read to their children on audio or video tape, and meet family obligations during incarceration. Courses offered include Inside Out Dad, Fathers As Readers, P.S. I Love You, and the Prisoner Outreach Program. Not all courses are offered at every facility; however, every facility has some form of family programming.
Courses are offered through accredited colleges leading to Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates. Students complete courses through mailed correspondence and closed-server, distance learning. College courses are provided in partnership with Eastern New Mexico University Roswell (ENMU-R) and Mesalands Community College (MCC). Students may also pursue college education under their own funding through an accredited post-secondary institution. Courses vary by facility.
The Corrections Department participates in the federally funded Americorps programs. Through this program, Americorps volunteers serve in New Mexico prisons. Volunteers work in facility education departments, acting as tutors in Adult Basic Education classrooms, offering cognitive programming, working one-on-one with offenders on family reunification, teaching financial literacy workshops, and facilitating life skills workshops. Volunteers not available at all facilities.