Annittra Atler is the Associate Superintendent of Special Education for the Albuquerque Public Schools. She has a background in special education and linguistic skills.

When Annittra was a child, she spent her summer at her mother's dance studio, where she learned how to treat her students with dignity and respect. This experience led to her decision to major in education. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in elementary education, she worked with school administrators and teachers to develop a variety of teaching strategies and assessments.

After finishing her master's degree in teaching and elementary education, Annittra Atler went back to UNM to obtain her certification in instructional administration. She then pursued a career in administrative roles. During her time as an elementary school principal, she was able to develop her skills and become a successful leader. She eventually became the district's exceptional student specialist.

Annittra was thrilled to take on this new role as the interim associate superintendent of special education, and it was an opportunity to help her students reach their full potential. She was able to help them develop their communication skills and gain independence. Annittra Atler is a perpetual student, and she is currently studying at Grand Canyon University for her EdD degree. Her specialization in special education is in organizational leadership.

Annittra Atlet uses her passion for teaching and her ability to raise awareness about childhood hunger to benefit the community. As the winner of the Ms. Woman New Mexico United States competition, she was able to receive a lot of media attention and raise funds for local food banks.

Annittra's backpack program provides children with the necessary food they need when they return home from school on weekends. Through donations and grants, she is able to provide her students with nutritious food items. Annittra usually fills her students' backpacks with healthy snacks.

Annittra also suggested that a mobile food pantry operated by the Roadrunner Food Bank be brought to the school to provide her students with additional food. Through donations and grants, the state has been able to provide the school with over 2,500 pounds of frozen meat and dairy products each month.

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Annittra Atler is the Associate Superintendent of Special Education for the Albuquerque Public Schools.