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Wilmer Chavarria


Wilmer has made education a passion of his from the start and is committed to making education the best it can be in his Northern New Mexico community.

He is the Principal at Fairview Elementary School in Española, the largest primary school in the area, and a former English Language Arts teacher at Española Valley High School. He is one of the first two teachers to become National Board Certified in the Española district with the support of the LANL Foundation. He is also a Thomas J. Watson fellow and Davis Scholar. After graduating high school in Nicaragua, he attended the University of Central America for Industrial Engineering, the Pearson United World College in British Columbia, Earlham College in Indiana and the University of New Mexico for Educational Leadership.

He has called Chimayó home since graduating from college and has served hundreds of students in the valley.