Yvette Asenap: Executive Director
Yvette Asenap holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on her Bachelor Degree She has been at the Albuquerque Preschool Cooperative since 2005 (and before employment, she was a co-op parent.) She worked for Lovelace childcare for three years and PMS childcare for two years as a lead teacher. She was a stay at home mom for five years. Yvette is a proud mother of two girls with her husband Jon. Yvette enjoys cruising, horseback riding, reading and watching her talented girls perform in dance and theater which she is very involved with (helping to make costumes for their shows and hours and hours of rehearsals.)
She loves to work with children as they give her such joy
I have lived in Albuquerque my whole life and have always wanted to be a teacher. I have a bachelor's degree from UNM and did my early childhood education practicum at the Co-op in the spring of 2014. I started working as a teacher at the Co-op in August 2014. I love spending my time with children and watching them grow and learn. I spend my free time with my husband and daughter(who currently attends the Co-op.)
Amador Minjares holds a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. He also completed a Master's degree in Physical Anthropology from Texas A&M University. His interest in early childhood education truly began during his last year of graduate school when he participated as an elementary school tutor at Neal Elementary School in Bryan, TX. His one-on-one tutoring experiences with children from Kindergarten through fifth grade really sparked his interest in working more closely with children in a classroom setting. Amador has spent the last school year as a substitute teacher for the Albuquerque Preschool Cooperative. His two children have been attending the school since 2009, so he has been involved with the school as a parent and is familiar with the teaching philosophies and approaches of the school. He is fluent and proficient in the Spanish language. He is very excited to introduce the Spanish language in fun and innovative ways. In his spare time, Amador loves to play tennis, hike in the mountains with his family, teach T-ball in the summertime, and watch as much college football (Go Irish!) as he can.
I am Ms. Mishay and I will be the preschool teacher for the 3yr old classroom in the mornings. I have a background in early childhood education including an associate’s degree from UNM and hands on experience as a preschool teacher and as a nanny.
I am a Mama to two amazing little humans. I homeschool my oldest who will be going into 1st grade and my youngest will be attending PreK here at ABQ Preschool Cooperative.
I have a dog named Stella, she is a Maltipoo and the sweetest little pup you’ll ever meet.
I love going on hikes and playing board games with my family.
My favorite colors are purple and turquoise. My favorite animals are elephants and owls.
I currently received my BA in early childhood education from New Mexico Highlands University, focusing on children aged birth through 3rd Grade. I did my student teaching at ABQ Preschool Coop for several years and substituted for a few years as well. I loved the environment at the Coop and was over joyed when I heard that a teacher was needed!
I am married and have two older children, Reno and Katlynn. I served in the US Army for 4 years, as well as serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004). I moved to NM and served in the NM National Guard for 3 years, (2008-2011).