Jeanne Abkes is in her 16th year of teaching preschool. Her life journey has led from Iowa through travels in Latin America, volunteer work in the Cascade Mountains, at Habitat for Humanity Headquarters, and a Benedictine Monastery to coming to the border as a volunteer and later as a bilingual teacher. Jeanne is married and has two girls, ages seven and three. She enjoys travel, cooking, bicycling, and reading. Her favorite children’s author is Ezra Jack Keats.
Teresa Chavez was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She loves reading, taking walks on campus, spending time with her family and playing flute for her church choir. Teresa has been a musician for 18 years, playing in various musical groups including LCHS Showcase Band, New Mexico All State Symphonic Orchestra,The NMSU Gospel Choir and the NMSU Pride Marching Band. Teresa is starting her third year as a Bobcat Teacher. She is currently working towards her Masters Degree, to be completed in Spring 2019. Teresa and her Fiancee live with their five dogs; Daisy, Rusty, Gizmo, Teddy and Pancho.
Hello, my name is Tina Ruybal, I have been a teacher in the Roadrunner classroom for five years now. I currently old a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and am working on a Masters Degree. Before attending school, I traveled with my husband to different parts of the country as well as Europe as a Military Spouse. I lived in Germany for three years where my first son was born. I have four beautiful children, Matthew 13, Shaeann 11, Kyler 7, and Ryan 3.