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michelle y perry

Learn New Mexico, LLC

Professional Experience



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Immersive and interactive Virtual Reality Educational Experiences



Learn New Mexico, LLC
  • Educational Consulting
  • Grant Management and Development
  • Program Management and Development 

Associate Vice President of Extended Programs

New Mexico State University Alamogordo
  • Outreach to community and marketing
  • Grants Management and Advisement
  • Director of Continuing Education

Educator Development Consultant for Perry Consulting

Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso
  • Developing and implementing an Educator Development initiative
  • Creating and delivering credited course work in a blended learning environment by addressing needs from multiple regional school districts
  • Providing support to the Vice President and President to implement a professional development model for new and alternative licensed public school teachers

Director of Educational Services

Alamogordo Public Schools
  • Director of Elementary Schools and Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    • supervised principals
    • implemented district-wide curriculum and assessment
    • provided Professional Development
    • Title funds Director
    • District Testing Coordinator
    • Other Grant Funds Coordinator
  • Director of Secondary Education 
    • supervise principals
    • implement and monitor all secondary education programs/curriculum
    • provide Professional Development
    • Supervise multiple grant funding projects including Carl Perkins
    • organizes Dual Credit Agreements
    • Supervises Truancy Liaison
    • Monitor academic achievement/graduation rates
    • Serve on Otero County Juvenile Justice Board

High School Assistant Principal

Alamogordo Public Schools
  • Primarily Responsible for Freshman Academy 
  • Supervised Teachers with NM Teach Teacher Evaluation
  • Implemented School Policy and District Board Policy
  • Student Discipline
  • Provided Professional Development
  • Additional job duty:  On-boarded PARCC as District Testing Coordinator

College Instructor

Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso
  • Taught Early Childhood Course, Introduction to Education, and Assisted with English Course Instruction


Ruidoso Municipal School District
  • Principal of Nob Hill Early Childhood Center and Sierra Vista Primary
  • District Student Assistance Team Coordinator
  • Title 1 Coordinator
  • Expulsion Hearing Authority

Reading First District Grant Coordinator

Ruidoso Municipal School District
  • Implemented NMPED Reading First Grant Grades K-5

Middle School Teacher

Ruidoso Municipal School District
  • Taught Special Education, Gifted Education, English Language Arts, History
  • Coached Volleyball
  • Sponsored Student Council and Knowledge Bowl
  • Site Leader for SPED programs

High School Special Education Teacher

Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Taught Special Education (C-Level English)



PhD in Curriculum and Instruction

New Mexico State University

Area of Concentration:  Learning Technologies


Masters of Arts Education Management and Development

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

4.0 GPA


Bachelors of Science in Elementary/Special Education

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Crimson Scholar 3.75 GPA

Curriculum and Assessment

 Familiar and knowledgeable with following Programs/Curriculum/Assessment:

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • PARCC/Pearson Access Next
  • McGraw Hill Connect Ed
  • McGraw Hill curriculum resources Social Studies, and Elementary ELA
  • ATI Galileo
  • Discovery Education
  • I Station
  • First in Math
  • Read 180
  • Cengage math, college curriculum, digital platform
  • SIOP
  • Madeline Hunter
  • Paul Bambrick Santoyo
  • Robert Marzano
  • Doug Reeves
  • Becky Bailey - Conscious Discipline
  • Odyssey Ware
  • College Board (AP and Pre AP)
  • Pearson Success Net
  • Math Investigations - University of Chicago
  • KPALS - Vanderbilt University
  • PBIS - University of Oregon
  • Jeff Sprague
  • NWEA
  • NM Graduation Requirements
  • College and Career Readiness Standards
  • ISTE standards
  • NM State ESSA Plan
  • Canvas
  • Nearpod
  • Peardeck
  • Blackboard
  • Google
  • Voicethread
  • Warp VR
  • Engage VR
  • E Learning Brothers Platforms


Curriculum and Instruction

Currently a PhD candidate in C and I with an emphasis on Learning Technologies


Use of digital media platforms and tools to communicate and teach


Ability to organize and develop complex projects and create an outcome


Strong verbal and written communication skills

Special interests

  • Served on Eastern New Mexico University Ruidoso College Board as an elected official 2008-2013
  • Served on HEAL Domestic Violence Shelter Board 2006-2008
  • Member of ASCD, National Educator Association
  • Member of Otero County Juvenile Justice Board
  • Member of Coordinating Council of Desert Light Film Festival
  • Master Gardener
  • Member of Otero County Health Council
  • Member of COPE Domestic Violence Shelter Board
  • Member of Otero County Extension Advisory Committee
  • Nearpod Certified Educator
  • Voicethread Certified Educator
  • Leader for 100% Otero (in coordination with Anna, Age Eight Institute)
  • Completed Aggie I-Corp 2021
  • Guest Speaker at 2022 Society for Human Resources Management Conference Albuquerque, NM

Awards and REcognitions

School on the Rise 2007

A Mountain Award Nominee 2019

NISOD Award Winner 2020


Grant Development and Management, Consulting, Curriculum Development, Professional Development


Cifuentes, L., & Perry, M. (Nov. 2021). Design and development of an educational design and learning technologies wisdom community. Proceedings of the International Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Perry, M. (Nov. 2023) Impact of teachers' professional development in immersive virtual reality, a mixed methods research study. Doctoral Dissertation, New Mexico State University.