New Mexico
Regional Education
Cooperatives Association
staff members

Every Student • Every Day • Every Region

Welcome to the NMRECA

The New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association (NMRECA) is comprised of ten regional education cooperatives. We are located throughout New Mexico, supporting 68 districts (most of them rural), charter schools, and state-supported schools. In addition, NMRECA members work directly with the New Mexico Public Education Department on state-wide projects and initiatives.

The NMRECA is affiliated with the NM Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL), the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

A Message from the NMRECA President

The 2020 legislative session is now over and HB2 is waiting for the governor's signature. Funding for the New Mexico RECs passed. The legislature went with the LFC recommendation of $1.1 million for the ten RECs. We will see approximately a $6,000.00 increase for each REC. We worked hard as a collaborative body this past year to build marketing materials and relationships with other agencies and with our friends at the PED. This is the first increase in funding the RECs have received since 2006. We have an NMRECA meeting on March 11 and will be discussing our strategy starting in April to meet with LFC, LESC, and key legislators in preparation for the next legislative session. New Mexico RECs. Serving Every Region, Every Student, Every Day.

The NMRECA is proud to support an upcoming event in May of 2020. The Western AESA Regional Summit will be in Jackson, Wyoming. The Western Regional Summit will be on May 21 and 22. There will be up to 50 executive directors from six states (NM, CO, UT, WY, ND, MT) meeting to discuss their organizational frameworks - entrepreneurial activities and network to exchange best practices.


Bryan Dooley

Bryan Dooley

    Current Officers

    Bryan Dooley, Executive Director
    Region #9 Education Cooperative
    143 Service Road
    Ruidoso, NM 88345
    PH: (575) 257.2368
    FX: (575) 257.2141

    Maria Jaramillo, Executive Director
    Region #5 Education Cooperative
    5323 Menaul Blvd. NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
    PH: (505) 889.3412
    FX: (505) 889.3422