Message from the Executive Director

This month we celebrate a new long-term home for Region 9. Please come by and visit us at 2002 Sudderth Drive at the entrance to midtown Ruidoso. We are officially moved and slowly beginning to make this new building our Region 9 home. A huge thank you to all Region 9 staff and community partners that have worked like you own it for the past five years. Your combined effort has paid off. People often ask me, Why is Region 9 such a great place to work?" My answer is always immediate and consistent...It’s the people! Region 9 is successful in supporting our member districts because of the people. I have never been involved with a group that is more dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable. Whether we are dealing with babies, families, technology, behavioral health, physical health, direct educational services, career tech education, business operations, teacher evaluation, or best educational practices. Our agency has the reputation for consistently producing at the highest level. When there is a challenge, a need, or a “can you help” situation, Region 9 is immediately looked to by our districts, communities, families, and state agencies as a resource that will go above and beyond to make a difference. Similarly, when one of us has a need for support, we can always count on each other to be there. We are fortunate to be where we are and to have such a solid, talented, caring, funny, and compassionate group of people surrounding us. Now it’s time to dig in and begin the rush to the end of the school year. In the many ways that Region 9 is different from a school district, May and June are huge months for our organization as we begin to support professional development opportunities for the New Mexico Public Education Department and other state partners.

Stay Region 9 Proud!


    Bryan Dooley

    Bryan Dooley
    Executive Director
    Region 9 Education Cooperative

    Staff members pose together outside near water and trees