Max Perez has 35 years of experience in various aspects of education from early childhood teaching to post-secondary administration. He worked with the University of New Mexico - Gallup Campus for 16 years as an instructor and administrator. He spent 15 years as a teacher, principal, director and Assistant Superintendent for the Gallup McKinley County School District and then worked with Central Consolidated Schools on the Navajo Reservation before serving as School Superintendent for the Belen Consolidated School District where he started in 2015.
In Belen, the school district is experiencing reduced administrative costs, increased proficiency in student achievement, and a focus on state standards while valuing student character and work. The school district teams have made great strides in reducing truancy and improving attendance rates at all schools.
Max is a member of the New Mexico Association of School Business Officials, New Mexico Coalition of Educational Administrators, New Mexico Association of School Superintendents, Quality New Mexico, New Mexico School Boards Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Belen Economic Development Association, the Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and the Mission Graduate Vision Council.
He has a Masters Degree in Secondary Curriculum from the University of New Mexico and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University.