Kimberly Romero, Director of Special Education and Athletic Director

Kimberly Romero was born Lancaster, California, eventually settling in Hesperia, California where she received her high school diploma at Hesperia High School.  At a young age, she enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball and basketball.  She was an avid roller-skater, where she competed against various cities throughout California.  She enjoyed working with youth and was the director of the AWANA youth program at her home church. Her and her husband moved from California to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1997 as part of her husband’s job transfer from Intel.  They have two children together, both of which have been in bilingual education since early elementary. Due to C.I.S.’s Bio Medical program, their daughter graduated from C.I.S. and received her B.S.N. in nursing from the University of New Mexico. Mrs. Romero received two Bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, Cum Laude, from Highlands University, Rio Rancho, New Mexico and her Masters Degrees with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.) from Grand Canyon University.  She enjoys playing cards with family and friends, working with special needs individuals, and is a Coordinator for Special Olympics Rio Rancho.

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Prior to Corrales International School, Mrs. Romero substitute taught for Bernalillo Public Schools where she received her certification in G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition Design).  During this time, she also worked to with Cien Aguas International to facilitate their lottery and joined the Governing Council board as a voting member.  Mrs. Romero joined Corrales International school in 2010 as a substitute teacher while finishing her Bachelor’s degrees in special education and general education.  In 2012, she continued with Corrales International as a Special Education Teacher and Coach for the CIS Girls Basketball/Volleyball teams.  In 2014, she continued with C.I.S. as the Special Education Director and Athletic Director to present day.

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