Faculty & Staff
PYP Coordinator – Ana Perea
Ana Perea was born in Granada, Nicaragua; moved to the United States of America in 1995 with her husband (a native New Mexican). She is the mother of a college student who graduated from Corrales International School (CIS) in 2019. Ana Perea has earned two bachelor’s degrees, a bachelor’s in art with a concentration in architecture and a bachelor’s in science with a concentration of education. Mrs. Perea has completed a master’s degree of art, in a concentration of bilingual education, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico. Ana Perea is certified as an educational administrator and has taught all primary grades K-6. In 2010 she became the 4th-grade teacher at CIS. Since 2017 Mrs. Perea is the bilingual director and Primary Year Program Curriculum Coordinator at CIS.
MYP/Testing/Dual Enrollment Coordinator – Sheley Wimmer
Sheley Wimmer majored in Instrumentation and Control Technology. She went on to teach electronics, programming, and digital mathematics at the college level. She was the first female employed at Sandia National Laboratories to work as diagnostic technician in the field of fusion and pulse-power technologies. The scope of her experience includes computer programing, technical writing, robotics, fiber-optics, digital design, photography, laser technology, construction, and blueprinting. After several years in her chosen field, she opened a private school recognized by the NM Dept. of education, where she taught “at risk” students, K-9. With thirty years of instructional and administration experience, she currently is the Student and Programs Coordinator at Corrales International School and is responsible for assessment, MYP coordination, the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program, the Leaders in Training Program, and grant-writing. he is also the proud grandmother of five and published science-fiction and young-adult author.
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STARS Coordinator/Registrar – Dawn Jackson
Dawn Jackson has worked with students for more than 20 years. She started working with students by driving a school bus then decided to work in classrooms as an educational assistant and subsequently became a School Registrar and STARS Coordinator. She has worked in private, APS Public, and charter schools and enjoys working with students and families.
She enjoys walking, hiking, hanging out at the pool and spending quality time with family including her four beautiful grandchildren and friends.
Executive Office Manager/Health Assistant – Patti Brainard
Patti is a native New Mexican with deep roots in the Hispanic and Native American Communities. After finishing High School, she left to work in the financial sector in the Washington, DC metro area. She completed formal training in data systems and computer networking technology. She returned to NM to start her family. She reentered the work force in 2006 and quickly became a top producing real estate agent. While seeking a school experience that better suited her children’s accelerated interests she came upon CIS. After meeting the staff and speaking with other families, she enrolled her children at CIS. CIS opened the door for many rewarding volunteer roles including the Governing Council, PTA and SAC. In 2011, an opportunity to join CIS staff opened up and she gladly accepted a position as Receptionist and then Health Assistant. When CIS moved from Singer to Wilshire in 2013, Patti took a lead role in the complex process of moving locations. In 2015, Patti’s responsibilities expanded to include the Executive Office Manager role. You will sometimes see Patti singing karaoke around town or out salsa dancing with friends. She loves nothing more than helping and spending time with her family, friends and CIS community.
Nurse – Michele Koenigsberg
Michele Koenigsberg has been the school nurse at CIS for the past two years. She graduated from the UNM College of Nursing in 1995 and has worked at Presbyterian Hospital, the UNM Psychiatric Center, and UNM’s Pediatric Clinic. In 2005, she completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing and started working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at UNM’s Pediatric ENT Clinic.
Michele and her husband have participated in many medical mission trips to El Salvador and Mexico. She also enjoys traveling with her family, hiking, cooking, gardening, and watching her kids play basketball and soccer.
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Receptionist – Nikki Malizia
She has worked for CIS for 5 years. She started working part time as a receptionist and soon began working full time for Corrales International School. She attended CNM where she received my Associates Degree/various certifications in Office Administration. She hopes to continue my work in education because I love working with students and families.
Nikki is a busy momma of two and loves nothing more than spending quality time with family and friends.
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