Mrs. Torres, Principal and 3rd Grade

Bachelor of Science: Family and Consumer Science

Liberty University- Lynchburg, VA

About Me: I have been married to my husband, Vince, for 14 years, and together, we have two children. I have worked in Christian education as a Pre-K and 3rd grade teacher and homeschool mom, and I currently serve as the Women’s Ministry Director at my church, Blaze Christian Fellowship.

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” Ephesians 3:20

Mrs. Santonastaso, 1st Grade

Bachelor of Science: Physical Education

University of New Mexico- Albuquerque, NM

Certifications: Level 3 Educational Assistant License, a Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification, and a Health Assistant Training (HAT) certification

About Me: My husband, Nathanael, and I have been married for almost 2 years and are new to Santa Fe. We love to spend time outdoors and hang out with friends and family. We attend First Baptist Church of Santa Fe and have loved getting to know the people of Santa Fe.

“When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart, I was brutish and ignorant; I was like a beast toward you. Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalm 73:21-26

Mrs. Bogan, Kindergarten 

Mrs. Pong, Art


Ms. Cardenas, Music

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology 

College of Santa Fe- Santa Fe, NM

About Me: I love Jesus and the Word of God. I have two adult children and two grandchildren. I enjoy time with my family, fishing, writing and playing guitar. I have worked in Christian education as a P.E., Music, Computer and Bible teacher. I currently serve as a Worship leader at my church, Vineyard Christian Fellowship.  

In 2014, I founded and became the musical director of Ms. C School of Music. 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”Proverbs 3:5-8

Mr. Duran, Security

Mrs. Chavez, Director of Operations

Pastor Vince Torres, Donor Relations and Grants Manager

Master of Arts: Business Management & Leadership

Liberty University- Lynchburg, VA

About Me: I am happily married to my wife, Tiffany, and together, we have two children. I am bi-vocational and serve as the Executive Pastor at Blaze Christian Fellowship and the Chief of Staff for the New Mexico Senate Minority Leader. 

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9


Mrs. McCauley, Volunteer

Bachelor of Science: Elementary and Special Education Education 

Bemidji State University- Bemidiji, MN

About Me: I am a retired special education teacher from the Santa Fe Public Schools.  I have been with my husband, Mike, since 1990.  Our son, Thomas, is a social worker,  Through the years, I have been involved with many of the children’s programs at First Baptist Santa Fe including:  nursery, Sunday School, Cubbie director and Sparks leader in the AWANA program, children’s choir and Vacation Bible School.  One of my greatest joys is praising the Lord in the First Baptist choir.  I love spending time with my family and fur babies, and for quiet time, I enjoy reading.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him.” Psalm 28:7

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