Adult Education / High School Diploma Pathway

Adult literacy instruction and preparation for developing core academic skills to meet personal, educational, and career oriented goals. Programs range from High School Equivalency/Diploma, Career Technical Education, Integrated Education and Training, College Readiness, Special Education, and Reentry Services..

Instructional delivery methods are as follows:

  • Classroom instruction
  • One-to-one peer tutoring
  • Small group
  • Community volunteer tutoring
  • Computer-aided instruction
  • Cell-to-cell instruction and
  • ETV (Educational television)

Career Technical Education (Vocational) / Integrated Education and Training / Cognitive

Career Technical Education (CTE) and Integrated Education and Training (IET) provides students with the necessary academic knowledge and training to prepare them for technical, skilled, and service careers.

Courses are as follows:

  • Commercial Driver’s License Program – CDL
  • Heavy Equipment Operator – HEO
  • Welding
  • Automotive
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air
  • Conditioning – HVAC
  • C-TECH
  • Introduction to computer training
  • Coding
  • Building Trades

Cognitive Programs

Cognitive Programs and courses assisting offenders in recognizing destructive behavior patterns and developing positive, pro-social thinking habits in all areas of their lives are available at varying state correctional facilities.

Courses are as follows:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Domestic
  • Violence (MRT-DV)
  • Charting a New Course
  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning – HVAC
  • Roots of Success

Post-Secondary Education

College courses are offered through accredited colleges leading to Associate Degrees and Vocational Certificates.

College courses vary by facility and are provided in partnership with:

  • Ashland University
  • Dona Ana Community College (DACC)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R)
  • New Mexico State University-Grants (NMSU-G))
  • Mesalands Community College (MCC)
  • University of the Southwest (USW)

Students may also pursue college education under independent study through an accredited post-secondary institution.

Students complete courses through the following processes:

  • Mailed Correspondence
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Closed-Server
  • Distance Learning

Family Reunification

Programs and courses that focus on building relationships, communication, conflict resolution and family literacy skills, among others. These programs are available at varying state and private correctional facilities.

Courses offered include the following:

  • Inside Out Dad
  • Malachi Dads
  • Moral Reconation Therapy – Parenting
  • Women in Leadership – PB&J Parenting
  • Moms from the Inside
  • Wings for Life
  • Mommy and Me – Self-Help Group


The reentry courses are provided to prepare inmates, who are within six (6) months of release, with processes to assist their reintegration back to their communities. Programs are available at varying state and private correctional facilities.

Reentry programs provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Identification
  • Academic/Career/Life Skills
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Living Under Supervision
  • Family
  • Health
  • Financial Literacy
  • Employment
  • Hard/Soft Skills

Contact Us

Urbano Ortega, Education Administrator for Post Secondary Programs:
(505) 538-5751

Robert Madrid, Education Administrator / K-12 & Adult Education / Special Education Coordinator
(505) 629-3389


Central Office, B Building
PO BOX 27116
4337 NM 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508

State Operated Facilities

Robert Madrid, CNMCF
Education Administrator / K-12 & Adult Education / Special Education Coordinator/Acting Supervisor of Education 

Kris Degenhardt , CNMCF
Acting Supervisor of Education 

PO Drawer 1328
Los Lunas, NM 87031.1328

Phone: (505) 383-3590
Fax: (505) 383-3381


Angela Hinojosa, GCCF
Supervisor of Education

PO Box 520
Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Phone: (575) 472-1001 Ext: 132
Fax: (575) 472-1068


Daniel Arevalo, NENMCF
Supervisor of Education
P.O. Box 626
Clayton, NM 88415

Phone: (575)-374-4005 Ext: 21062
Fax: (575)-374-4010


David Lemcke, PNM
Supervisor of Education

PO Box 1059
Santa Fe, NM 87502

North Unit: (505) 827-8374
South Unit: (505) 827-8338
Fax: (505) 827-8221


Ashley Bass, SCC
Supervisor of Education

201 Highway 468
P.O. Box 10,
Springer, NM 87747

Phone: (575) 483-3145


Sergio Camargo , SNMCF
Supervisor of Education

PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

Phone: (575) 523-3398
Fax: (505) 287-7015


Lana Maes, RCC
Supervisor of Education
578 Chickasaw Rd.
Hagerman, NM 88232

Phone: (575) 625-3100
Fax: (575) 625-3172


Darlene Hayes , WNMCF
Supervisor of Education
PO Box 250
Grants, NM 87020

Phone: (505) 876-8207
Fax: (505) 287-7015


Privately Operated Facilities

Rhonda Gettman , LCCF
Supervisor of Education
6900 West Millen
Hobbs, NM 88244

Phone: (575) 392-4055 Ext: 187
Fax: (575) 392-0006


Hector Montes, OCPF
Supervisor of Education

10 McGregor Range Rd
Chaparral, NM 88021

Phone: (575) 824-4884 Ext: 119
Fax: (575) 824-3158