KEY PEOPLE

Pure Professionalism

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Caia Brown

President, Board of Directors

Caia Brown is founder and president of the nonprofit, Justice Code, which operates locally and internationally to deliver extracurricular virtual and project-based learning  with the aim of developing global citizenship and encouraging students to become competitive at a world-class level.


Caia is a licensed K-12 GenEd & SpEd teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She teaches middle school computer science and has also taught high school technology, business, and career exploration. Outside the classroom, she provides professional development to educators surrounding cross-curricular STEM integration, computer science education, and universal design for learning.

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Newton Robinson

Vice President, Board of Directors

Newton attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he received a BA in Psychology.  He completed the 36 hour Human Resource Management Certificate Program from The Robert O. Anderson School and Graduate School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  He is a member of the society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
 

Newton Robinson worked for IBM from 1975 to 1993 as a first line manager in manufacturing.  He worked for Intel from 1995 until retiring in 2013, beginning as a Senior Supervisor and retiring as Human Resource personnel. Newton started the Intel/Cibola Mentorship program at Intel in 2009 with a group of mentors from Intel’s employee groups.  This program now operates as the Community Mentor Network (CMN), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  He is currently the Program Manager and President of CMN. 
 

Newton moved from New York to New Mexico in November of 1995 and now serves on the Deacon Board at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.  As part of the International Mission Team he has traveled to Santa Dominica, Hong Kong, Belize, Guyana South America, Kenya, and Jamaica. Newton is married for 42 years to Patricia Robinson and father to four daughters and one son.

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Ryan Palmer

Secretary, Board of Directors

Ryan earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Spanish before discovering that her true passion is teaching language. She now teaches Spanish Language Arts at a dual-language middle school in Albuquerque and loves bringing STEM into her classroom.


Ryan is a Level II educator with dual-licensure in Special Education and Secondary Education. She is endorsed in Science, Bilingual Education, TESOL, and Modern and Classical Languages. She is passionate about using scaffolding, sheltering, and differentiation to make high academic achievement accessible to all students, especially emergent bilingual students and students with disabilities. She uses OCDE Project GLAD and AVID strategies to help all of her students experience success with rigorous academic content.


In the last year, Ryan has enjoyed helping to run a virtual STEM summer camp for K-9 students, sponsoring two middle school and three high school teams for the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge, and starting an after-school technology club at her middle school. She loves using student engagement and language learning strategies to help all students understand computer science. 

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Becky Campbell

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Rebecca Campbell is a Level II certified teacher with endorsements in pre-K - 12 Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Library Media Sciences. She holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education and Professional Development and currently holds the positions of Classroom Teacher, AVID Site Coordinator and Teacher Leader Facilitator at her middle school site in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Becky’s teaching and leadership experience is in the diverse communities of Albuquerque, working with multicultural, multilingual families and students. She has had great success designing and implementing programs with the goal of providing enrichment and engagement for these learners through extracurricular and/or informal education opportunities, including: Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Safe Schools Alliance, Computer Science Club, Leadership Innovators Team, Saturday MathRich programming, and NM Supercomputing Challenge student teams.


Becky is currently serving as treasurer on the Board of Directors for Justice Code. This non-profit aims to empower youth from historically underserved communities of the Albuquerque metro area by encouraging students to participate in STEM experiences that build critical thinking skills, increase sociocultural competence, and develop global citizenship through engaging, hands-on activities. Justice Code opens an educational pathway for historically underserved youth to become competitive for future careers in STEM fields in the global community.

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Curtis Spencer

Member, Board of Directors

Curtis Spencer is a member of the Justice Code board of directors and has been an educator for Middle School Phys. Educ/Health & Wellness since 1983. Curt holds a B.A. of Secondary Education from New Mexico Highlands University and M.S. in Administrative Leadership from Capella University.


Curt’s leadership experience includes time spent as a MS/HS Athletic/Activities Director/ from 1983-2015, time as Coordinator for Rio Rancho Public Schools MS Athletics, and time as Coordinator of Sports Officials. He also served as the Activities Director for NMAA from 1999 to 2003. Curt was a certified NMAA Coaches Certification Instructor from 1995 to 2005 as well as a certified NMAA Basketball & Volleyball game Official from 1989 to 2019. He is a RMAC Certified Volleyball Official and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.


Curt is married for 37 years to his wife, Lisa, and has two daughters, Jasmine and Letisha. He serves as an Elder Member of the Church of God.