UNM Gallup is a unique campus with many challenges.
I began at University of New Mexico/Gallup in 1987.Most of the students at UNM Gallup were American Indian, mostly Navajo, the rest being predominately Zuni and Hispanic. I began teaching there after working with Navajo students at Dine College, in Tsaile, AZ. Teaching in a tribal college was a truly unique experience for me.
After leaving UNM Gallup in 2000 I taught for awhile at Navajo Technical College, in Crownpoint, New Mexico, and also for a couple of years at Pueblo Community College, which has a campus at Ignacio, a settlement of Ute Indians.
My shift from eastern colleges and universities was a challenge, but I survived it successfully. My latest transition is now at a nearby campus, UNM Valencia, where I tutor English for a group of Mexican learners. I underwent ESL training at UNMV to prepare me for this challenge.
I am a energized worker. I am tolerant and adaptable to new conditions. I am a skilled communicator and able to motivate others to overcome sometimes difficult tasks. I work with others patiently and clearly. Those were the characteristics of my work at UNMG, Pueblo and Crownpoint.