District 1 | Elected in 2022 (Term ends in 2026)
Ray Jaramillo's Biography
Ray Jaramillo has been a resident of Las Cruces for more than twenty-five years. He and his wife, Mackenzie Jaramillo, have two children, both educated in Las Cruces Public Schools. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University where he has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a minor in child advocacy studies. Mr. Jaramillo attended Erikson Institute for a master’s in early childhood education, and is pursuing a doctoral degree in education at Northcentral University
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 should 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.”