NMABE Annual Conference 2019


                                                                                   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS      

Dr. Ramón Resa


Dr. Ramon Resa is a full-time practicing pediatrician, author, speaker and the subject of the upcoming documentary entitled RAMON RISING. He speaks at a variety of venues to a wide range of audiences including at-risk students of all ages, educators, teachers, corporate executives, nonprofit groups and medical professionals. Making audiences laugh and cry, his talks bring inspiration, hope and empowerment to all. Audience members take away a new certainty they too can make their lives and communities better.

Mr. Paul Long


  Mr. Paul Long is a tribal member of the Navajo Nation and currently resides in Twin Lakes, New Mexico. Mr. Long is a veteran of the United States Army with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the College of Idaho and employed with the Gallup McKinley County Schools as a traditional interventionist. Mr. Long is ordained as a Navajo Blessing Way medicine man. 

Welcome to NMABE 2019!


Registration Information

NMABE 2019, scheduled for April 25-27, 2019, marks the 45th annual conference that brings together educators, parents, researchers and practitioners who support Bilingual and TESOL Education.  This year’s conference will serve nearly 400 participants from throughout the great state of New Mexico. 

Schedule at a Glance

Embassy Suites Hotel • Albuquerque, NM

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 

9:00 am – 2:00 pm    NMABE Executive Board Meeting

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm    Registration Open 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 

7:00 am – 9:00 am    Continental Breakfast 

7:00 am – 4:00 pm    Registration/Exhibits 

9:00 am – 11:00 am   Opening Session: Welcome and Keynote, Mr. Paul Long 

11:15 am – 12:15 pm   Concurrent Sessions 1 

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm   Lunch (on your own) 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm    Concurrent Sessions II 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm    NEW! An Unconference hosted by NMABE President

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm    Transform Education NM Post Legislative Meeting - Invitation Only

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00 am – 5:00 pm    Registration and Exhibits Open 

9:00 am – 3:30 pm    Student Leadership Institute  

9:00 am – 11:00 am   General Session and Keynote: Dr. Ramon Resa 

11:15 am – 12:15 am   Concurrent Sessions III

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm   Lunch (provided for conference participants) 

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm    Concurrent Sessions IV 

3:40 pm – 4:40 pm    Concurrent Sessions V

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm   President’s Reception 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00 am – 2:30 pm    Registration/Exhibits 

8:30 am – 10:00 am   General Session and Keynote: Transform Education NM - 

Edward Tabet-Cubero, Rebecca Blum Martinez, and others 

10:15 am – 12:15 pm   Concurrent Sessions VI

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm   NMABE Hall of Fame Luncheon (all conference attendees invited)

Register online at:


For general information about NMABE 2019, please visit the NMABE website at www.nmabe.org or contact Victoria Tafoya,

NMABE Interim Director at nmabe.nm@gmail.com or 505-803-7120