Tamara Bibo is the new College and Career Readiness Counselor.
Tamara will be a new addition to the Guidance Office. She will primarily serve 9th and 10th grade students with scheduling and advisement (Amanda will primarily work with 11th and 12th grades). Tamara will assist with testing, Advocacy programming, and coordinating student community service.
Tamara earned her MA from UNM in Counseling. Before joining EMHS she was a School Counselor for 9 years at New Mexico Connections Academy, Rio Rancho High School, and Hogares/APS Mental Health in the Schools. Tamara is also a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor. She has worked in private practice for 7 years. Tamara has 4 children and has lived in East Mountains for 15 years. Her interests include spending time with her family and friends, going to her kids’ sporting events, hiking and traveling (or watching Rick Steves and dreaming of traveling).
Adelynn Nee is the new Development Director.
Adelynn has already hit the ground running with planning for the Gala and Golf Tournament on behalf of the Foundation. She is also attending a grants for schools workshop this week. Going forward, she will develop a new communications/social media plan for both the school and the Foundation. Adelynn will take over the Timberwolf Times, but over the next month we will be developing a new plan and format for that publication.
Adelynn is also a proud alumnus of EMHS. Before returning to EMHS, she explored countries and languages earning her two bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and French from UNM, where she is also currently pursuing a Masters of Public Policy. Her love of organization, communication, community engagement and adventure has brought her back to the East Mountains to help with the fundraising and development of our unique school.
Hannah Flake is the new Part-Time Special Education Teacher
Most of you will remember Hannah who is now returning to us from maternity leave. She will teach two classes in the afternoon and will also take over as the director of the Speech and Debate program.
Hannah has a BAFA in Fine Art and an MAT in Special Education, and is also certified to teach general education in English, Social Studies, and Fine Art. She is the coach of the East Mountain Speech and Debate Team, and was awarded 2019 Speech Coach of the Year from the New Mexico Speech and Debate Association. Ms. Flake has held office as president of the NMSDA, and is now the District Chair of the New Mexico District of the National Speech & Debate Association, serving on the host committee of the 2020 National Speech and Debate Tournament. Ms. Flake enjoys baking, logic puzzles, and reading, but spends most of her time chasing her toddler. She and her family live in Cedar Crest.
Krysten Lingner is the new Educational Assistant.
Krys will be helping out Tucker and Kasi in the Special Education Dept.
Krysten (Krys) McFadden-Lingner is excited to be back in her home town of Albuquerque after living for the past 5 years in Pennsylvania. Though she lives in the city, the East Mountain community holds a special place in her heart after teaching kindergarten and 1st grade at Prince of Peace Lutheran School. She most recently has worked for Albuquerque Public Schools as a district wide, K-12 substitute teacher. Krys earned bachelor degrees in both Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of New Mexico. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, reading and spending time with her two daughters, Ashley and Madison and her French Bulldog, Stormy.