Debra Sandoval Woodward is a Teach Plus New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellow. Debra teaches art at Seboyeta and Cubero Elementary Schools, which have over 95 percent of Native American students primarily from Laguna and Acoma Pueblos. Debra is the Grants Cibola County Schools District Art Specialist, providing community-based visual arts programming with the Cibola Arts Council. She previously taught with the Belen Consolidated Schools, where she was named Teacher of the Year at three separate school sites. Debra received the Belen School District Teacher of the Year award and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Mexico College of Education. She earned a BFA in Visual Arts and a MA in Art Education from the University of New Mexico.