Monica Cordova is a native of the Chama Valley, she graduated from Escalante High School and started her career in State Government in Santa Fe, NM. She moved back home to the Chama Valley and began working with local non-profit organizations. First with La Clinica del Pueblo, a newly federally funded program, the Community Outreach Program for 5 years and then over to Ganados del Valle as an Office Clerk, for 5 years. In these positions she learned what it meant for a non-profit organization to function financially daily. These organizations received the majority of their funds through State and Federal Grants or private donors, to keep the community thriving through local resources.
Ganados del Valle also provided her the opportunity to start her own business. In 1999, she operated the Village Business Center which provided clerical support and bookkeeping services throughout the community, as well as bringing western union services to the area.
Upon gaining additional knowledge in the clerical and financial areas of business, she began working for the Chama Valley Schools in 2000, where she served as Secretary to the Middle/High School Principals, High School Counselor and Transportation Department Director. Later a position was available in the Business office where she was employed as an Accounts Payable and Payroll Clerk.
In 2007 she began a career in local government for the Rio Arriba County Finance Department, there she worked as the Accounting Systems Coordinator for 12 years.
She has gained knowledge for her position as Assistant Business Manager for the NWREC#2 from all her job classifications held in prior years. These positions allowed her to learn through her mistakes.
Monica is passionate about Education, from Administration down to the student. She is currently a School Board Member for the Chama Valley Schools and has been for the last 8 years. The passion of education led her to apply for the Assistant Business Manager position at NWREC#2 in 2019.
She truly enjoys her job and looks forward to all the new challenges, opportunities and continuous working relationships with all School Districts in the Region and State.
In the hours when she is not working with our Regions Districts, she enjoys the outdoors when the weather is warm and baking when it is cold outside. At this time in her life, she greatly enjoys spending time with her 2-year-old granddaughter.