Past President NMSSSA
Bonnie Lightfoot was elected July 2017 as the ENMERC Representative for the Eastern New Mexico Educational Resource Center and served as the liaison for 13 Superintendents in REC 6. ENMERC provides an opportunity for a unified voice related to educational issues at the state and legislative levels. Currently, Bonnie is retired but previously served as the Superintendent of House Municipal Schools, Superintendent for Roy Municipal Schools, and Principal in the Cimarron School District.
Bonnie is happy to have been in NM education for the entirety of her 29 year career. Prior to administration, she was an Agricultural Education teacher and FFA Advisor and taught in the Aztec, Magdalena and Moriarty school districts. Her favorite part of being a Ag Teacher was the leadership skills and opportunities she was able to provide for her students. Bonnie is most proud of training the NM FFA State Champion Parliamentary Procedure team in 2005 that went on to win the National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Championship as well.
While Bonnie is passionate about education in NM, she is most proud to be married to Clay Lightfoot for 28 years and mother of three children; Mackenzie, Micah and Braeden. Education runs deep in her family as both she and her husband are teachers and two of their three children are seriously considering entering the education field as a career choice as well.