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New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez was recently approved by the NFHS National Council for a four-year term on the NFHS Board of Directors.

“Serving on the Board is a privilege and responsibility I am very honored to have,” said Marquez.

Marquez has served as executive director of the NMAA since September 2012. She began her career at the NMAA in 2004 as associate director and was promoted to assistant executive director in July 2011.  This past June, the NMAA Board of Directors approved a contract extension for Marquez as executive director, through the 2021-2022 school year.

Prior to joining the NMAA, Marquez held a variety of positions in the Rio Rancho Public District in New Mexico for six years, including teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and director of personnel. Marquez held a variety of teaching, coaching, and administrative positions in New Mexico, Texas and Virginia for 14 years before joining the Rio Rancho district.  She recently completed her 35th year as an educator.

A graduate of Albuquerque (New Mexico) Manzano High School, Marquez earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her master’s degree from Virginia Tech University.

Nationally, Marquez is one of only three females who are serving as directors of a state high school association, including Rhonda Blanford-Green of the Colorado High School Activities Association and Que Tucker of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

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