In my role at ABHS as a special education service provider, I support optimal student engagement, participation, performance, and independence in the school environment. I began my OT career in Albuquerque 15 years ago and have professional interests in learning how to learn, vision, trauma-informed care, interoception, and sensory processing. I absolutely love mountain biking, gardening, sunsets, sunrises, time outside, and time with my family.
MLSS Administrator / LEA MLSS POC
Mariana is a mom of 5, a BFF of 1, and a lover of 5 “furries” and 2 “feathered.”. She embodies a strong sense of devotion for supporting students and their families, with an emphasis in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. As the point of contact for the Multi-Layered System of Supports program at ABHS, she is also a nationally licensed evaluating professional and teacher. She prides herself in being a native “Nuevo Mexicana,” and she loves to dance, laugh, and RUN...but not to fast...just very, very far! She finds strength in her family and her faith.
Mentor 2.0 Instructor
My name is William Bendaw and I have been at ABHS for about a year now! I have enjoyed my time with the students and staff immensely! I have been an educator for 12 years now, and I have learned so much from the kids, that I can only hope they have learned nearly that much from me! My teaching philosophy is to be competent and kind, making sure my classroom is safe, engaging, and with some serious fun included! Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions/concerns or just getting to know more about who I am and what I believe in!!
I’m new to ABHS as I recently relocated from the western suburbs of Chicago to Albuquerque! This is my 4th year as an educational Sign Language Interpreter. When I’m not interpreting, I enjoy reading, yoga, camping and long distance hiking.