Pamela Renteria was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1965. She and her family moved to Santa Fe while she was in elementary school, where she graduated from high school in 1982. Pam lived in several parts of the country prior to settling in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in 1988.
Pam then embarked on her post-secondary education, attending New Mexico State University in Las Cruces earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education Language Arts in 1997. Her first teaching assignment was at Alamogordo High School. She taught all grade levels at the high school, as well as AP Literature, and was the department chairperson. She had the pleasure of being the theatre director for five years, assistant swim coach, and NAACP teacher of the year in 1998. Pam’s twenty-year teaching career has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her life.
Hoping to bring all of that experience to bear in a position with broader responsibility, she earned her Master of Education with a focus on Educational Administration from Eastern New Mexico University in 2017. Pam was awarded an assistant principal position at Alamogordo High School that same year. She is a graduating member of Principals Pursuing Excellence Cohort 7/RISE Cohort 1. She served in the capacity of assistant principal for four years, learning all of the administrative aspects necessary for success as a principal.
In June of 2021, Pam was awarded the principalship at Mountain View Middle School in Alamogordo, where she was proud to serve until she had the honor of becoming the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Alamogordo Public Schools in January 2022.
On February 13, 2023, Pam was named Acting Superintendent of Alamogordo Public Schools. She is a graduate of the Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy, Cohort 14.
Pam is happily married and is the proud parent of three grown sons: Daniel (38), Christopher (36), and Ryan (34).
Pam is honored to continue to work in the service of the students, faculty, staff, and community here in Alamogordo.