Anna Marie Garcia is LANL Foundation’s Vice President of Early Childhood Education. Having earned a master’s degree in early childhood/special education, Anna Marie is presently pursuing a doctorate in early childhood social justice. Anna Marie is passionate about building and strengthening local communities through advocacy, education, and meaningful collaboration.
Anna Marie previously worked as a private consultant, offering training and guidance on a number of early childhood and capacity-building topics. Anna Marie has taught early childhood classes at both Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College. Along with her three sons, Anna Marie spent a year in the rain forests of Costa Rica, consulting in a bilingual school and developing an inclusive, special education program.
In partnership with the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, Anna Marie is spearheading an initiative to strengthen early childhood and family support systems within each of the Eight Northern Pueblos. This initiative will bring together a collaborative of early childhood partners to facilitate child, family, and community well-being in Rio Arriba County.