Bethany Jarrell serves as NEA-NM’s Vice President. She took office on July 15, 2019. On March 26, 2022 she was reelected to a second three-year term commencing on July 15, 2022.
Bethany taught preschool in Alamogordo Public Schools for 17 years. In 2021, she stepped away from the classroom to work as a Professional Practice and Policy Teaching Fellow with NEA-NM. In this role, she focuses exclusively on improving early childhood education in New Mexico.
As NEA-NM Vice President, she has been a tireless advocate for all educators and school support staff, ensuring they receive the proper level of respect, support, and compensation.