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Bureau Staff 2024-04-09T11:18:56-06:00

Feliz Garcia

Director of Community Schools and Extended Learning Time Bureau


Feliz leads the team with an aspiration to change the lives of our children in the state of New Mexico.

Tyson Ledgerwood

Division Deputy Director

Phone: (505) 670-7204

Tyson Ledgerwood oversees the operations of the NMPED Community Schools and Extended Learning Team. The Team operations involve developing workflows and processes for a growing portfolio of assets, including the 21st CCLC Program, other supplemental Out-of-School Time support, and high-leveraged coordinated resources within the community school strategy.

Nate Williams

Deputy Bureau Director, Finance & Operations

Phone: (505) 699-9791

Nate is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and the University of Tulsa College of Law. Prior to coming to PED, Nate was the Director of Collective Bargaining & Research for the Maine Education Association, a UniServ Representative for the California Teachers Association in the Bay Area, and a Labor Relations Consultant for the Ohio Education Association in Brilliant, Ohio. His career experience also includes working as a legislative staff member for Members of Congress and the Wisconsin State Assembly, and he worked as a trial lawyer in Little Rock, Arkansas, and St. Louis, Missouri. Nate is the proud father of twin boys who are recent college graduates. Despite living all over the country, New Mexico is home, and Nate lives in Rio Rancho with his wife, Dinica, and his dog, Vince Lombarki.

Julie Brenning

Community Schools Director

Phone: (505) 795-5526

Julie Brenning supports the NMPED community schools grant, applications and implementation of the CS strategy. She oversees impact and outcomes of community schools, fiscal support and technical assistance.

Christina Weeks

Strategic Initiatives Director

Phone: (505) 365-3749

Christina Weeks is our Strategic Initiatives Director working with Out-Of-School Time, Extended Learning Time, and Community Schools.

Jodie Maestas

Community Schools Budget Specialist


Jodie Maestas supports community schools in all things fiscal: RFR’s, BARS, budgets and technical support for CS finances.

Melinda Trujillo

Finance and Operations Coordinator

Phone: (505) 412-8753

Melinda Trujillo was raised in Northern New Mexico and has 20 years of experience in finance and procurement with state and local governments. As the Finance and Operations Coordinator for Community Schools and Extended Learning Time she provides support in all areas of finance and procurement to assist in streamlining internal workflows and timely processing.

Page last updated April 9, 2024