Texico Conference Welcomes New Educational Superintendent

February 16, 2023

CORRALES, N.M. – On Nov. 1, 2022, the Texico Conference welcomed Sandra Patterson as its newly-elected Superintendent of Education. Sandra has experienced a rich career in educational leadership in her more than years of professional experience in the classroom and in school administration, within both Seventh-day Adventist schools and in public schools.

Superintendent Patterson has most recently been the chair of the Sandia View Christian School and Sandia View Christian Preschool Boards and has led these schools through a season of growth, both in enrollment and staff. She previously taught at Sandia View Christian School before becoming the assistant principal, and then the principal of Taylor Middle School in Albuquerque. There, Sandra led a staff of 65 in support of the more than 500 students, in which she worked to establish an environment that was developmentally responsive to the unique needs of middle-level learners.

“The belief that all students can, and should, be successful, is at the heart of my passion as an educator and it is what drives my leadership and vision for the schools I serve,” said Patterson. “My job is to cultivate and empower teacher leadership and student success.” 

Patterson is very involved in church leadership and ministry. She believes that service to others is a privilege, and she is a long-time volunteer in community services.

The Texico Conference is excited to welcome Patterson to her new responsibilities, as she provides leadership and support to the Office of Education and Texico’s 10 schools. “We look forward to God’s great blessings to Patterson as she invests her experience, passion and gifts of leadership into the Ministry of Education of the Texico Conference,” said Phil Robertson, Texico Conference executive secretary/treasurer. “We invite you to join us in praying for Patterson and also for every teacher, staff member, student, family member and volunteer in all the schools that represent the educational community of our conference.”