New Mexico Academy for the Media Arts

Supporting Staff

Beel, Cathy

Cathy Beel

Educational Assistant

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 103

Cathy was born in Albuquerque. She moved to San Francisco after high school. She attended San Francisco City College where she completed the dental technician program. Cathy also attended Diablo Valley College in the east bay where she received her associates degree.

Cathy has worked as a dental technician but found this career too isolating. She later found a new career in the academic field; at Cal State she worked with the admission and testing departments.

After decades of living in the San Francisco bay area she welcomed the move back to Albuquerque to be close to family. She has had the opportunity of working at the courts as a bailiff and most recently working with students at the University of New Mexico.

In her spare time she serves as a board member at her neighborhood association. She also volunteers at her church and helps children learn to read.

She enjoys being with family, taking walks along the Bosque and Sandia mountains, attending community events, and taking road trips to other places in our beautiful Land of Enchantment!

Burton, Rose

Rose Burton

Food Services

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 300

Rose Burton was born in the Philippines and emigrated to the United States in 1995. She quickly became a naturalized citizen and began working in numerous fields including retail, healthcare, and the food industry.

She likes to spend her leisure time cooking, gardening, interior decoration, and flower arrangement.

She is excited to be a part of the MACCS team and working with the great students who attend the school.

Rose enjoys her family life with her husband and two daughters.

Clyne, Courtney

Courtney Clyne

Administrative Assistant/ Registrar

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 400

Courtney has lived in New Mexico for over half her life. She loves the sunsets and sunrises of New Mexico. Courtney has lived in Tennessee and came back to where her heart really is. She comes from a small family here in Albuquerque and Bosque Farms.

Courtney has most recently become a medical assistant. This is how she was introduced to NMAMA. She loves how friendly the staff and students are and she chose to become part of the school family.

She has several hobbies some of which including making Jewelry, paper quilling, and most recently making vinyl decals.

Cordero, Celena

Celena Cordero

School Counselor

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 104
Office/Room: Room 104

My name is Celena Cordero, MA, LPCC, and I am excited to join the team and the community at the New Mexico Academy for the Media Arts as the school counselor. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Eastern New Mexico University.

My work experience includes school counseling and clinical mental health counseling as well as working with incarcerated youth. I believe youth, and their families, are resourceful, creative, and ingenuitive. My school counseling approach is trauma-informed and strengths-based.

Some fun facts about me: I come from a large New Mexican family. My favorite food is pizza. I love animals, and I was a high school volleyball coach for the freshmen teams.

Frampton, Daniel

Daniel Frampton

Social Worker

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 600

My name is Daniel Frampton and I go by Dan, or Mr. Frampton.  I’ve been an activist and an organizer for 30 years; and have worked on issues ranging from students’ rights while in college back in Pennsylvania to issues with homeless veterans here in Albuquerque.  I’ve been a school social worker for six years and have worked with at-risk youth for almost 20 years. 

My background leads me to think in a systems-perspective.  I believe it’s important to look for the connections between things.  Helping students reach their full potential in school is the central focus of my job.  My responsibilities include supporting students who receive special education services, as needed, helping students improve attendance and working on the student assistance team (SAT). 

I also believe in a strength-based and academically-centered model.  While some accommodations for students are a necessity, I believe all students have strengths they may not even realize that can help them in school.  My goal is to help students and others recognize the strength of each student and then build on those strengths. 

Tafoya, Manuelito

Manuelito Tafoya

Facilities Manager/ Security

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 400

Manuelito was born in Albuquerque, NM and was raised in the South Valley. As an Albuquerque local, he worked in the fields of the food industry, retail, clerical, healthcare, warehouse, and with the NM Bio park Society.

Manuelito enjoys his time listening to records, painting, gardening, going to the gym, thrifting, being in nature (preferably walking along the Rio Grande Bosque).

He feels blessed and happy that he is included in part of the Media Arts team and is looking forward to learning and growing with us.

Vicente, Andrea

Andrea Vicente

Educational Assistant

Office: 505.243.1957, Ext. 104

Andrea Vicente has worked as a SPED Teacher Assistant on the Pueblo of Isleta. She enjoys working with students on a one-to-one basis specializing in Reading, often creating incentives for students to work on assignments. She has also helped with the after school programs and with parent nights where she would frequently send home progress reports. Lastly, Ms. Vicente visits senior citizens around the Isleta Pueblo community and is an active member of the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha group.

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