Joe Dan M. Lovato
Joe Dan M. Lovato is a 2019 Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow. He is currently an educator at Mark Armijo Academy in Albuquerque and was previously a charter middle school educator. Along with teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science at the school, he also taught the 8th grade Next-Step class, a STEAM-H elective with a focus on agriculture and climate change, and incentive electives in cryptozoology, extraterrestrial/paranormal investigations, and a guitar/songwriting workshop. The New Mexico Public Education Department recognized Joe Dan as a finalist for the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year. He earned a BA in Education from Eastern New Mexico University, a MA in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from Eastern New Mexico University, and received his Administration Licensure requirements from Eastern New Mexico University. He possesses a Level III-A license in both K-8 Elementary and Pre K-12 Special Education along with endorsements in Science and Health.