Administration and Staff

Principal, Shannon Aguilar

Shannon was born in Arlington, Texas and transplanted to New Mexico at a young age. In 1996, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Language Arts. In 2010, she graduated with her Master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling. Shannon has had many challenging and rewarding experiences working with children and the community. Outside of teaching, she has served as a CASA volunteer, a group counselor for victims of domestic violence, taught summer school at a juvenile detention center and has done forensic and diagnostic testing in a behavioral mental health setting.

In her 24 years in education, Shannon has taught 5th grade, middle school and college. She began her career teaching special education at the middle school level and has taught language arts, science, social studies, technology, career exploration, and math. Most recently she served as Director of Special Education.

Shannon's favorite subject is math, but loves creative writing. She enjoys writing and has written three books in a series of books one of which she self-published. If she could be ANY animal, she would be a GIRAFFE because giraffes are tall, colorful, and majestic looking and they can SEE for miles!

In her free time, Shannon enjoys riding my bike, walking/hiking, camping, writing, volunteering, and being with people!

She is most proud of her three grown children. Shannon has one son and two daughters and SEVEN grandchildren!

"I look forward to working with the entire community of Socorro while building everlasting partnerships with students, parents and community members. It is of the utmost importance that we all work together as a team to procure the success of every one of our students."

Business Manager, Mary Cox

Business Manager, Mary Cox, keeps CVCS in good standing with the state, year after year. Beginning in 2002, Ms. Cox's 35 years of accounting skills in public accounting and non-profit organization have been an integral part of the school's success. Ms. Cox is a NM native and she earned her degree in Mathematics from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

Adminstrative Assistant/Librarian, Maggie Olguin

Maggie grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio and is forever a Cleveland sports fan! She graduated with a B.S. in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University in 2007. She moved to her husband's hometown of Socorro in 2010 and has worked as a Circulation Shift Supervisor at the New Mexico Tech Skeen Library, as a substitute teacher at Cottonwood Valley, and is currently the Director of the adult literacy program "Literacy Volunteers of Socorro County". Maggie joined Cottonwood Valley full time in August 2016.

Custodian, Rocio Gonzales

Rocio has been a part of the Cottonwood Valley family since 2009. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Maintenance, Lance Johnson

Maintenance man, Lance Johnston, joined us in 2016.

Nurse, Stephanie O'Toole

Stephanie is a Socorro native who returned to her hometown after meeting her husband and earning a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico. She taught first grade for 6 years before returning to school. In 2017, she earned a BSN from UNM College of Nursing. She is currently a nurse in the ER and Med/Surg at Socorro General Hospital. She also has 2 boys, Jaxon and Mason, that keep her busy!