Join Our Team


Our Team

       Lissa Hines,  Co-Founder and Director of Operations
         Meaghan Hindman, Co-Founder and Director of Academics
       Lucy Valenzuela, Office Manager
       Donna Geist, Community Liaison/Office Assistant  
   Founding STEAM Teacher/Technology Coordinator  
       Jenn Andes, Founding Teacher  
       LaVainna Trammel, Founding Teacher  
    APPLY TODAY to join the Altura Prep Family


  1. FOCUS: Altura Prep staff are uniquely supported to become the best at what they do. Between regular coaching and support for teachers, specialized class loads, and regular days dedicated to teacher learning, we create the time and opportunities for teachers and staff to focus on what’s important – the students.
  2. INNOVATE: We seek to move forward and to create new solutions to challenges that have existed for decades.
  3. COLLABORATE: Altura Prep team members work together to teach units, analyze data, and support students. Altura Prep staff and families work together to transform a child’s educational experience and impact his/her community.
  4. CARE: We are a family. We help one another be at our best.
  5. CHANGE THE CONVERSATION: Altura Prep is your opportunity to make an impact on the conversations about education in Albuquerque and New Mexico. We strive to prove that it is possible for all students, regardless of demographic, to be prepared academically and personally for middle school, high school, and college.
Hiring Process

JOIN OUR TEAM (Here’s How)

  1. Review the Open Position Descriptions (linked below) to understand the role, who we’re looking for, and details for sending your cover letter and resume
  2. Submit your cover letter and resume to (Please include credentials and references- we will let you know when we plan to contact your references). In your cover letter, be sure to respond to the prompt found in the position description linked below.
  3. Participate in a Phone Interview
  4. Visit the school: you’ll teach a lesson, observe a class, and interview in person with Altura Prep teachers and leaders
  5. Ask us questions along the way
  6. If we’re the right fit, sign your Offer Letter to join the Altura Prep Team
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