President Terrie Dallman
District 2 | Elected in 2017 (Term ends in 2021)
Terrie Dallman's Biography
Terrie Dallman has been a resident of Las Cruces for over 30 years. She and her husband, Jeff, are proud parents to two daughters and equally proud grandparents to one grandson. Mrs. Dallman attended New Mexico State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in K-8 Education, a Level II New Mexico teaching license with endorsements in Bilingual Education, TESOL and Modern and Classical Languages.
Mrs. Dallman retired from Las Cruces Public Schools after a 17-year career as a bilingual education teacher for elementary and middle school students. In 2001, she was named LCPS Bilingual Teacher of the Year. As a teacher her question for every lesson was ‘How will this lesson impact or enhance my students?’ As a member of the Board of Education, she continues to apply this philosophy in every decision brought forth to the Board.
Elected to the Board of Education in 2017, she represents District 2 and currently serves as the Board Vice President. She is actively involved in the following committees: Las Cruces Quality of Life Committee, LCPS Ethnic Studies Committee, Las Cruces Partnership for Community Schools and a Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation., Inc., Ex-Officio Member Liaison.
Vice President Maria Flores
District 3 | Elected in 2017 (Term ends in 2021)
Maria Flores' Biography
Sra. Maria A. Flores was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but has lived in Las Cruces for 30 years with her husband, Dr. Ernest A. Flores. Together they raised three children, all graduates of Las Cruces Public Schools and all college graduates. Sra. Flores was an elementary teacher for 15 years and has devoted her career to the education of children.
As an advocate for education, Sra. Flores has championed children’s literacy projects, as well as nutrition and social justice initiatives. She has fought against education policies that she believes place too high a value on standardized testing, and has worked steadfastly to restore the joy of learning to classrooms. In 2012, the New Mexico School Board Association named the LCPS Board of Education, NM Board of the Year. She continues to volunteer her time and energy to serving and mentoring the children of Doña Ana County. She was one of the founding members of the Children’s Reading Alliance and has served for three years as a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. She was also named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest.
Sra. Flores was first elected to the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education in 2009 and has served proudly as its President and Vice-President. Her focus has always been to speak for those with no voice, and to promote equity for our students.
Member Ray Jaramillo
District 1 | Elected in 2017 (Term ends in 2021)
Ray Jaramillo's Biography
Ray Jaramillo has lived in Las Cruces since 1993. He and his wife Mackenzie have two children, who both attend high school in LCPS. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University where he earned his degree in Early Childhood Education along with a minor in Child Advocacy Studies. To further his education, Ray is currently attending Erikson Institute pursuing his Master of Science (MS) in Early Childhood Education.
Ray is currently the Director of Alpha School for Young Children, a five star nationally accredited preschool. He has been working with young children and has been employed with Alpha School since December of 1995. In 2012, he was appointed by Governor Martinez to the New Mexico Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC). In July of 2018, Ray was reappointed to another four year term with ELAC where he currently serves as co-chair of the public policy committee.
Ray was elected to Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education in February, 2017 to represent District 1. Ray believes that education needs to be built on positive relationships. Through relationships we provide students with the essential support for learning. Education built on relationships will have positive life-long implications for both students’ academic and social development.