BOARD OF EDUCATION

Ruidoso Municipal Schools Board of Education 

Ruidoso Municipal School District Mission Statement: 

RMSD in partnership with students, families and the community, ensures a rigorous and relevant student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence and embraces diversity.


Ruidoso Municipal School District Vision Statement:

The Vision of RMSD is to grow a collaborative learning community where relationships, rigor, and relevance develop fulfilled and purposeful adults. 

Luther Light

Luther Light, President

 
 
Luther Light grew up in the Wasatch Mountains outside of Salt Lake City, Utah where his parents owned a restaurant and ski lodge. Most of his childhood was spent fishing, skiing, cooking omelets, and playing with Legos while watching cartoons. He attended public school through eighth grade, and even fondly remembers most of his wonderful teachers and principals, though not a single member of the public school board. After graduating from a private high school, Luther received a BS in natural resources from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. During a semester away from college, Luther met his future wife, AmandaFavis, and after graduation, he followed her from state to state while she completed her education and he worked in various construction and engineering jobs. In 2006, Luther and Amanda ended up in the Ruidoso area. Their two boys, Jacob and Elliot, were born soon after, and Luther busied himself as a father, a part-time helper at Amanda’s business, a vegetable gardener, and a dabbler in outdated building techniques. Interest in his children’s education led Luther back into public schools, this time as a volunteer, where he met a new generation of wonderful teachers and principals as well as educational assistants and support staff.


Contact Information:

Luther Light
President, Board of Education 
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
200 Horton Circle
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Email: luther.light@ruidososchools.org

Marc Beatty

Marc Beatty, Vice President

 

 

Contact Information:  

Marc Beatty
Vice President, Board of Education 
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
200 Horton Circle
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Email: marc.beatty@ruidososchools.org

Gillian Baudo

Gillian Baudo, Secretary

 
 
Gillian Epstein Baudo has been involved with the Ruidoso Municipal Schools since her daughter was in kindergarten in 2013. Serving as the Parent Advisory Committee President twice at Nob Hill Early Childhood Center (2013-2014, 2015-2016) and at White Mountain Elementary School (2016-2017), Ms. Baudo has also been a member of the Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee, Dual Language Advisory Committee, and Nob Hill's School Advisory Committee. She was also a Commissioner for the Village of Ruidoso in the Parks and Recreation Department from 2014-2017 and has been involved with numerous nonprofit Boards.
The product of an inner-city public school system, Ms. Baudo attended Brown University, receiving Dual Bachelor degrees in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies. She studied abroad at the University of Valencia (Spain) and was awarded the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistant Grant during her Junior year. After graduating, Ms. Baudo joined the Student Conservation Association and was assigned to Mesa Verde National Park in the Archaeology and Collection's Management Department.
Ms. Baudo moved to Ruidoso from New York City by way of Albuquerque, where she worked for the Merrill Lynch Foundation and several nonprofit arts organizations. She has two elementary-school aged children in the Dual Language Program. Her husband Nathan went through the Ruidoso Municipal School System, graduating from Ruidoso High School.
 

Contact Information:

Gillian Baudo
Secretary, Board of Education
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
200 Horton Circle
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Email: gillian.baudo@ruidososchools.org

Shane Holder

Shane Holder, Member           

 

 

Contact Information

Shane Holder
Member, Board of Education
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
200 Horton Circle
Ruidoso, NM  88345 
 
Gina Klinekole

Gina Klinekole, Member

 

 

Gina Klinekole is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe. She was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, but raised in Indian Creek (Three Rivers, New Mexico). She graduated from Tularosa High School and is an alumnus of New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, New Mexico. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies and a master's degree in educational management and development. She has been a resident of Ruidoso for almost nine years. Currently, she is employed with the Inn of Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in the Human Resources department. she has two daughters who are also graduates of NMSU - Las Cruces, New Mexico. She has three adorable grandchildren, in which one will be a freshman at Ruidoso High School. She is very proud to say that her late mother (Virginia Klinekole) was the 1st chairwoman of the Mescalero Apache Tribe and her late father (Bruce Klinekole I) was a POW/survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Contact Information:

Gina Klinekole
200 Horton Circle
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Phone; (575)630-7000
 
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