575.523.1616

2341 Entrada Del Sol

Las Cruces, NM 88001

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Ashley's Garden Staff

Ashley’s Garden’s teachers and administrators are bright, creative, caring adults. They are responsible for the warm, inviting environment in Ashley’s Garden. They function as a team with each bringing their unique talents and abilities to the Ashley’s Garden family. We look for credentials, love of teaching, love of children and a positive caring attitude. We promote a play-based learning environment with the goal of establishing positive attitudes about learning and one’s ability to succeed. Our teachers use a Montessori-based curriculum to inspire exploration, creativity and the natural inclination to learn. We have an awesome team of teachers ready to work with the shy or the boisterous student in pursuit of our common goal, building healthy, happy, responsible children. 

 

We have an established, multi-disciplinary system of professional development and training that supports the design, implementation, and evaluation practices that are respectful of and responsive to each child and family. We use the Guiding Principles to build the staff’s capacity to implement those principles while building collaborating with agencies and organizations that assist in supporting the family.  Staff members have written professional development plans to meet the overall goals of our organization as set forth in our mission statement.  These plans focus on continuing staff development in early childhood degree programs and first aid techniques.

 

Staff members are encouraged to take steps to complete necessary annual trainings and are also encouraged to join appropriate associations and maintain affiliations with those associations to keep abreast of new techniques and information. Each staff member has completed the necessary background and finger print checks through the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. All of Ashley’s Garden’s teachers are certified through the state of New Mexico with the required courses, plus CPR and 24 hours of annual additional trainings.

Ms. Lucy Tamez

Lead PreK Teacher

Ms. Judy Mendoza

Assistant PreK Teacher

Ms. Rachel Betancourt

Assistant PreK Teacher

Ms. Vanessa Marquez

Assistant PreK Teacher

Ms. Victoria Archuleta

Assistant PreK Teacher

Ms. Rochelle Dozier

Assistant PreK Teacher

Ms. Crystal Barney

All of Ashley’s Garden’s teachers are certified through the state of NM with the required courses, plus CPR and 24 hours of annual additional trainings. In addition, Ashley’s Garden’s teachers receive additional teaching in brain development and the movement / learning connection, gymnastics, swim, Zoo-phonics and S’cool Moves.