New Mexico
Regional Education
Cooperatives Association

Welcome to the NMRECA

The New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association (NMRECA) is comprised of nine regional education cooperatives. We are located throughout New Mexico, supporting 63 rural school districts, 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

Welcome to our site! I am proud to be part of a network of dedicated educators who serve 63 of our state's 89 school districts, plus numerous charter schools. Our goal is to ensure equitable access to resources in every region of New Mexico so that every school district can provide supports to improve outcomes for every child they serve. 

With this as our focus, we:

  • advocate collectively for resources to be distributed equitably;
  • provide technical assistance in meeting federal and state regulations;
  • offer professional development services to build, develop, and sustain the capacity of educators at every level;
  • source and provide ancillary staff to provide related services to students with special needs; coordinate and connect resources to support a compendium of services to students in our region.

With a common purpose, we are driving to create the conditions for excellent educators to thrive and ultimately, for students to dream bigger and achieve more than ever before. We know education is the gift no one can take away and will determine the choices our children have for their future. We are committed to being a partner of excellence with NM schools so our children have unlimited choices for their future.

Please explore our site and learn about the supports we provide. 


Scott McMath

Scott McMath

    Our Mission and Vision

    The New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association is dedicated to fostering partnerships within the organization and supporting member RECs and their directors. This commitment enables RECs to provide efficient and effective educational and health-related services, educational leadership, and professional development throughout the state. Working together results in successful entrepreneurial activities and financial solvency. 

    We envision a system of regional and statewide collaboration that ensures that all New Mexico children, families, schools, and communities receive high quality and comprehensive educational and health-related services.

    Current Officers

    Scott McMath, Executive Director
    1500 South Avenue K, Station #9
    Portales, NM 88130
    PH: (575) 562.4455
    FX: (575) 562.4460

    Bryan Dooley, Executive Director
    143 Service Road
    Ruidoso, NM 88345
    PH: (575) 257.2368
    FX: (575) 257.2141