Maria A. Flores, Las Cruces Public Schools, School Board Member
I read to my three children until they were 12. I still remember the last books that I read to each of them. Now I read to my grandsons. I have taught elementary school for 17 years and currently serve on the Board of Education for Las Cruces Public Schools. I attended Whittier College, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, and Michigan State University. As a child, I lost myself in books and dreamed of faraway places. Now I travel near and far, and when at home, lose myself in books to learn new things. I believe that when all else fails, a book can fill a void and transform your world.