SVP’s Governing Council

Governing Council - Brittney Barreras

Brittney Barreras

Chair/Audit Committee

I am a firm believer that we are all products of our community. I am proud of my roots here in Albuquerque’s South Valley. My mom has always been my hero. She taught me so much growing up, I can still hear her voice telling me “never forget where you came from, when you do good, give that back to the community who raised you up.” My life’s mission is to inspire the people around me through positivity.

I have had a really cool life so far and it just keeps getting better. I have a daughter named Isla who brings me joy everyday. I didn’t ever think I’d become a mom, it is the biggest job I will ever have and also the most rewarding. I hope to pass to her the love and compassion I have for others and also give her the freedom to be happy, whoever that may be.

In 2020, I was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives. I learned so much about local politics and really fell in love with civic service. Although my days as an elected official are behind me, I still stay up to date with the latest political news and my goal is to let as many people as possible know how important their voice is. One vote may not make an impression but together we are a force and we must fight for what is right.

I will continue to do my best in my community and bring attention to inequities we face everyday.

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Steven Cordova


Steven Cordova is currently employed by New Mexico Gas Company. He has served on the Governing Council since August 26, 2021.

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Mary Beth Libbey

Audit / Finance Committees

Mary Beth Libbey is a retired business journalist and English teacher with about 20 years experience in each field. She holds a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She has worked for trade publications the Albuquerque Tribune, The Taos News and the Watsonville (Ca.) Register Pajaronian. She taught English and journalism at private and public secondary schools as well as at UNM Valencia campus. She lives in Albuquerque with her two rottweilers. Her daughter and family live nearby. For fun, she “scribbles,” reads, streams British detective series, hikes, travels, and volunteers as an announcer for KANW-FM. Her Spanish is good if
not great.

Jessica Montoya

Jessica Montoya

General Member

Lisa Krebs

Lisa Krebs

Finance Committee

Lisa Krebs is a reading tutor and handwriting instructor who recently moved back to Albuquerque after living in Memphis, Tennessee for a little over 7 years. Lisa has 3 grown children, 2 of whom are undergraduate students at UNM. Lisa has been involved in education in various capacities from serving as a head parent at her children’s K-8 school to foundation treasurer. Currently, Lisa owns her own education-based business and is excited to be part of the Governing Council at South Valley Preparatory School for which she has been a member since October of 2023.

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Role of the Governing Council

The role of the Governing Council to ensure the academic program of South Valley Preparatory School is successful, that the school's program and operations are faithful to its charter, and that the school is a viable organization. The purpose of the Governing Council is to set the general direction and policies of the school rather than to manage it on a daily basis.

Below you will find policies and resolutions approved by the Governing Council.