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Black Education Act 2022-05-12T12:52:28-06:00

The Black Education Act (BEA) was created to improve Black Education within the state of New Mexico for public, chartered, and post-secondary schools. The bill’s goal is to improve graduation rates for African American students graduating from high school and post-secondary institutions.


Black Education Act Team

Under the Deputy of Identity, Equity, and Transformation, four positions are created within the New Mexico Public Education Department:

  • Black Education Act Liaison
  • Hotline Manager
  • Professional Learning Coordinator
  • Curriculum Coordinator
NameEmailTitle
Dr. Vickie BannermanDeputy Secretary, NMPED
Identity, Equity, and Transformation Department
Nicole BedfordNicole.bedford@state.nm.usBlack Education Liaison
Devon WilliamsDevon.Williams@state.nm.usHotline Manager
Simone VannSimone.Vann@state.nm.usBlack Education Curriculum Coordinator
Kimberly YorkKimberly.York@state.nm.usProfessional Learning Coordinator
View BEA Resources
Page last updated May 12, 2022