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Our vision is to drive transformation in education to benefit the diverse needs of students, families, and communities.

Our mission is to lead and support public charter school quality, growth, autonomy in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools ("the Coalition") is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation formed in May 2002. It is the only state-wide professional organization serving New Mexico’s charter schools. Our mission is to increase student academic achievement by serving charter schools and advocating for charter school quality, growth, and autonomy. Prior to 2002, attempts to organize a collective entity had not been successful, and each charter school operated without support or communication from the larger public charter school community. Guided by a three year strategic plan and operating under a 12 member board of directors comprised of industry and education leaders, we are the leading advocate of charter schools and an important source of technical support and professional development for our teachers, administrators and governing council members. Learn more about the history of NMCCS.

Contact NMCCS
400 Gold Avenue, Suite 660
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Telephone: 505-842-8203
Fax:           505-842-8238


Board of Directors

  • Doug Turner, Board President
  • John Gallegos, Board Treasurer
  • Ronald Toya, Board Secretary
  • Erik Bose
  • Carlos Rey Romero
  • Caryl Thomas
  • Danielle Duran

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Coalition Staff

  • Doug Wine
    Executive Director
  • Gilda Goldner
    Director of Member Services

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