The Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership is founded on a strong collaborative relationship between APS, UNM, and ATF with the shared vision of educating high-potential, aspiring teachers who are invested in making a measurable and sustainable change toward equal education.


APS oversees the implementation of the program in alignment with the partner agreements; UNM facilitates the placement and education of teacher candidates, and awards Master's degrees to graduates; and ATF sustains the partnership work through the process of candidate education and in conjunction with the APS Board of Education.


All three entities work closely to support each other and the teacher candidates to ensure recruiting and placement of high-quality future educators from the spark of inspiration to the moment our new teachers set foot in their own classrooms. 


Valerie Hoose



Valerie Hoose is the Executive Director of Labor Relations and Staffing for the Albuquerque Public Schools and Lead Negotiator for six bargaining units and two associations.   Prior to this position, Mrs. Hoose was a site level administrator.   She taught high school Science and English for many years.  Mrs. Hoose worked in the private sector in customer service.   Mrs. Hoose is currently pursuing her EdD in Teacher Leadership and holds a MA in Administration in Supervision.  Her BS is in Biology.

Dr. Marjori Krebs



Dr. Marjori Krebs is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of New Mexico, having held this position since 2007. Previous to her higher education work, she served as a district administrator and taught high school social studies for 14 years. Dr. Krebs obtained her doctorate in Leadership Studies from Bowling Green State University, her Master’s in Educational Theory and Practice from The Ohio State University, and her BA from the University of Oklahoma in History with an Emphasis in Secondary Education.

Dr. Ellen Bernstein



Dr. Ellen Bernstein, President of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Special Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

 Ellen began her career in public education as a sign language interpreter, prior to becoming a classroom teacher, and taught in the Albuquerque Public Schools for a total of seventeen  years. Ellen achieved National Board Certification in 1997 and renewed her certificate in 2007.

The Albuquerque teacher residency partnership (ATRP) MISSION & VISION

The mission of the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership is to recruit, prepare and retain what every student deserves:
A competent, caring, and qualified teacher.

Our program integrates rigorous academic coursework and theory with ongoing clinical experiences so that aspiring teachers are well prepared to inspire students, empower learning, and work within diverse communities. The ATRP will guide transformative experiences, shape teacher practice, affirm the cultural identities of both teachers and students, and work to build a more just society.

Dr. Trenia Walker



Dr. Trenia Walker has been a classroom teacher, a pre-service teacher educator, and a professor of history and teacher education for 25 years. She has published several articles on teacher and school leader preparation both in the U.S. and in the Republic of Kosovo. Dr. Walker is currently a professor and department chair at the University of New Mexico. She has also been a faculty member at Texas Tech University, Washington State University Vancouver, and the University of Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Houston, she holds a Master’s Degree in History and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction – Social Education. She holds a valid Texas Provisional Life Teaching Certificate in English (grades 6-12) and History (grades 6-12).

Mary Hooper



Mary Hooper is a staff member in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department.  She serves as Coordinator, Educational support for students, COE Scholarship Administrator, and Administrative Coordinator for ATRP are her primary responsibilities.  She earned her BS in Community Health Education at Eastern Illinois University and her MS in Community Health Education at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.

Dr. Jenn Gutierrez



Jenn Gutiérrez is a Lecturer III in UNM’s Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department. In addition, Jenn is also involved in various national educational communities and projects such as the American Association of Teaching & Curriculum where she serves as an Executive Council member; IMPACTcommunity where she served as an Ambassador; DXtera Institute, serving as an Education and Technology Consultant; and Tales from the Classroom where she serves on the Editorial Advisory Board. Jenn earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver and brings twenty years of experience teaching in secondary and post secondary education.

Allison Stansbury


Project assistant/ UNm Coe Doctoral candidate

Allison is the ATRP Project Assistant and point of contact for all interested, current, and past ATRP Cohort Residents. She is a Doctoral Candidate in UNM's College of Education and will defend her dissertation in the Fall 2019 semester. Her dissertation research looks at teacher noticing of student sense-making in mathematics. She is a native of Milwaukee, WI. She earned her BA in English Literature and teaching license at Marquette University. She graduated with distinction from her Masters studies in Instructional Leadership from UNM. She has taught in Albuquerque elementary schools in various grades and capacities for eight years. She currently lives in Albuquerque with her family; husband, Kenny, and children, Gray, 8, Sutton, 6, and Holden, 7 months.