PYP Teachers

Corrales International School offers an IBO authorized primary years programme. The PYP at Corrales International School consists of grades K through 6. In grade K and 1 students have one homeroom teacher and see specials (PE, Music, Art and Computers) twice each during the week for 45 minutes.  Instruction in the Kinder and 1st grade classrooms is 90% Spanish instruction, with students learning to read and write in Spanish.

Teachers in grades 2 and 3 as well as those in 4 and 5 share students with 50% of instruction in English and 50% in Spanish.  These students also have specials offered twice per week per subject (PE, Music, Art and Computers) for 45 minutes.

Students in Grade 6 have a homeroom teacher with instruction primarily in English. The students have Spanish 3 times per week.  Students also have Science or Social Studies offered in Spanish. Specials consist of Art, Music and PE classes once per week.

Fourth Grade Teacher – Monica Saenz

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MYP Teachers


Math Teacher – Anthony Valdez


I am looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year. After a year’s absence, I am back at Corrales International School.

For those of you that don’t know me, I teach middle and high school math full-time at CIS during the day and I also teach part-time in the evenings at CNM.

Teaching math is my second career. My first career was in engineering. I spent 15 years at Intel in Rio Rancho, among a few other companies.

I earned my B.S. in Electrical Engineering at UNM and an M.S. in Educational Leadership at New Mexico Highlands University.

Looking forward to seeing all of you,

Mr. ValdezView Teacher Page here

Scott Copley

Maestra Adam

Special Instruction

Norma Giannini

Special Education

Art in Our Halls!

For more information:


PYP Classroom

Sharing and celebrating what we are learning in our classrooms by working collaboratively, sharing ideas, thinking through problems and exploring artefacts and sources of evidence!


MYP Classroom

Promoting student success in a changing world with classrooms that encourage student centred teaching and learning through global contexts linked to the world.



Biomedical Sciences classrooms have access to equipment and software employed by industry, so that they can see the real-world implications of what they learn.

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