Jenny Parks, president and CEO of the LANL Foundation and Steve Laurent, executive director Los Alamos Community Foundation hold a panel discussion about the local foundations supporting education. Photo by Kateri Morris
The Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) Class of 2023 met Jan. 6 for an Education Session at UNM-Los Alamos. The class explored current issues related to education in Los Alamos but also regional, state and national issues.
Speakers included Gwen Perea Warmiment, director of the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee discussing the various educational opportunities in New Mexico;
Steve Laurent, executive director Los Alamos Community Foundation, and Jenny Parks, president and CEO of the LANL Foundation held a panel discussion about the local foundations supporting education;
Caron Inglis, LAPS School psychologist and Kathryn Vigil, director of Student Services at UNM-LA, with their colleagues addressed mental health and social emotional needs in the schools;
Audrey Marroquin, UNM-LA Education Partnerships and Academic Support planning officer and Naly Ramirez-Aponte, UNM-LA Adult Learning Center program manager, shared about the Non-Credit Adult Education and Workforce programs at UNM-LA;
Rebecca Estrada. LANL Community Partnerships Office, discussed meeting workforce needs with Academic Certificate and Associate of Applied Science programs; and
LAHS Principal Carter Payne shared about the great opportunities at Los Alamos High School (LAHS) beyond the core curriculum. He was accompanied by eight LAHS students who shared about their extra-curricular involvement in ROTC, welding, robotics, sports medicine and the art program.
About Leadership Los Alamos:
Leadership Los Alamos is a non-profit organization whose mission is to identify current and emerging leaders in Los Alamos and surrounding communities, to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the community. Each class learns about a variety of topics like community organizations, cultural and history, youth, education, local government, economic development, and environmental issues. For more information go to: Leadership Los Alamos – An educational organization dedicated to the future of Los Alamos