Navajo Nation - Office of the President and Vice President
On Sunday, President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer had the honor of meeting with newly-appointed Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Public Education Department, Kara Bobroff, a member of the Navajo Nation. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Bobroff’s appointment last Thursday.
First Lady Phefelia Herbert-Nez and Second Lady Dottie Lizer were also part of the discussion centered on several education issues related to students in New Mexico.
“We congratulate Deputy Secretary Kara Bobroff on her recent appointment. We are very proud to see a Diné woman serving in a high level position for the State of New Mexico,” stated President Nez.
According to the New Mexico Governor’s Office, Deputy Secretary Bobroff has nearly 30 years of experience in the education field, from special education teaching to serving as a principal and the executive director of the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque. She has a bachelor’s in special education, a master’s in special education, and an educational specialist degree from the University of New Mexico.
The majority of the discussion centered on the ongoing New Mexico State Legislativesession and several critical bills that have been introduced, which will impact Navajo students.
“As these bills make their way through the legislative process in Santa Fe, we, the Navajo Nation need to present a strong and united stances on every issue and so we appreciate the opportunities to meet with state leaders throughout the session,” stated Vice President Lizer.
President Nez said the Nez-Lizer Administration is committed to working together with the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Department of Diné Education, and others to present a unified stance and voice that benefits our Diné students, teachers, and administrators.