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Artesia Park Junior High School

Meet Our Wonderful Staff

At our core, we are dedicated to developing the next generation into being the best it can be. We are happy to say that we are able to achieve this every year because of our wonderful staff who not only love to teach but also enjoy creating and maintaining lasting relationships with their students.

Administration

Cody Skinner

Cody Skinner
Principal
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Mike Nuanes

Mike Nuanes
Assistant Principal
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Lena Bustamante

Lena Bustamante
Academic Counselor
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Dena Nelson

Dena Nelson
Social Worker
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Brenda Ortega

Brenda Ortega
Secretary
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Jennifer Houghtaling

Jennifer Houghtaling
Registrar
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Teachers

Erin Allen

Erin Allen
9th Grade Science/Biology
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Jessica Arenivas

Jessica Arenivas
8th/9th Grade English
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Becky Argo

Becky Argo
8th Grade Math
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Emily Baldwin

Emily Baldwin
8th Grade English
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Kandice Barley

Kandice Barley
9th Grade English
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Dusty Bean

Dusty Bean
Health
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Jacob Brink

Jacob Brink
8th Grade History
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Casey Crandall

Casey Crandall
STEM/8th Grade Science
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Merrily Darnell

Merrily Darnell
Special Education
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Jennifer Duff

Jennifer Duff
Library/Photography/Annual
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Haley Ellett

Haley Ellett
8th Grade Ag/Science
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Jon Faulkner

Jon Faulkner
Band
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Loretta Fontanez

Loretta Fontanez
8th Grade English
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Terra Greer

Terra Greer
8th/9th Grade History
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Debra Hope

Debra Hope
8th Grade Math/Reading
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Cheryl Howell

Cheryl Howell
Special Education
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Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson
9th Grade Science/Biology
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Abby Jones

Abby Jones
Special Education
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Victoria Kidd

Victoria Kidd
8th/9th Grade Math
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Kyle Kimple

Kyle Kimple
Art
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Nicole Kirkpatrick

Nicole Kirkpatrick
8th Grade History
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Mandi Lewallen

Mandi Lewallen
8th/9th Grade P.E. & Weights
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Vanessa Lopez

Vanessa Lopez
8/9 Math
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Ashley Mason

Ashley Mason
8th/9th Grade Science
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Dawnell Massey

Dawnell Massey
8th/9th Grade Home Economics
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Misty Mc Spadden

Misty Mc Spadden
Special Education
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Derek Montoya

Derek Montoya
8/9 Math
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Amy Morrison

Amy Morrison
9th Grade Math
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Jessie Olivas

Jessie Olivas
Spanish
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JJ Ortiz

JJ Ortiz
8/9 Science
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Cynthia Pando

Cynthia Pando
Special Education
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Susie Parker

Susie Parker
Choir
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Adam Sanchez

Adam Sanchez
9th Grade NM History
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Chris Saxon

Chris Saxon
P.E. & Weights
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Monica Simer

Monica Simer
Driver's Education
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Glenn Trammell

Glenn Trammell
8/9 Woodworking
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Jennifer Urban

Jennifer Urban
9th Grade Math
Website
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Kirsten Wachter

Kirsten Wachter
9th Grade English
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Mark Williams

Mark Williams
Special Education
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Support Staff

Calletano Chavarria

Calletano Chavarria
Custodian
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Melissa Fuentes

Melissa Fuentes
Nurse Assistant
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Bertha Lucero

Bertha Lucero
Nurse
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Wendy Butcher

Wendy Butcher
Library Assistant
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Ofelia Varelas

Ofelia Varelas
Custodian
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