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Adan Delgado

Adan Delgado

Executive Director

Adán Delgado served as a district Superintendent of Schools in New Mexico for over 11 years and was ALAS NM’s Superintendent of the Year in 2015. He previously spent two years as the Executive Director of a Regional Education Cooperative (REC).  He served as a principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  He has Level III teaching credentials in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Education, and Information Technology.  Adán has served on multiple state and national boards and committees; including the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), as an officer for the New Mexico School Superintendents’ Association (NMSSA), and on the NM Educational Retirement Board of Trustees.

Most recently, Adán served as the Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Finance and Operations at the NM Public Education Department.  Under his leadership, NMPED managed the award of approximately $1.5 billion in federal COVID funds, in addition to approximately $3.5 billion per year that is typically awarded through the NMPED to NM’s public schools.

Adán holds a BS in Engineering, an MA in Educational Leadership, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from UNM.  Adan has participated in research projects funded by NASA, interned at Sandia National Laboratories, and worked as a Research and Development Engineer at Eastman Kodak Company’s Engineering Physics Lab, in Rochester, NY. 

Adán has been married for 29 years and has three children attending New Mexico’s public schools.