Taos Middle School Principal

Principal Linda Quintana-Martinez was born and raised in Taos and is a graduate of Taos High School. Mrs. Martinez received her Bachelor of Arts from New Mexico Highland University in Elementary Education with a minor in History. Later, obtaining her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

 Mrs. Martinez began her educational career and Taos Middle School as a substitute teacher then later transitioning to a 6th grade history teacher where she remained for 17 years teaching other subjects such as journalism, art, language arts and keyboarding.

Mrs. Martinez enjoys joking, bonding, and building relationships with her students. She prides herself in advocating for them and helping them through tough situations. She is dedicated to Taos Middle School, her students, staff and families.

Linda Quintana Martinez

Principal, Taos Middle School



Taos Middle School Assistant Principal

Anita Rodriguez was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, and is a graduate of Taos High School.  She attended Adams State College in Alamosa, CO and graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Human Performance & Physical Education and Psychology, as well as a Minor in Spanish. Later receiving her Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration. She later received a certificate in Educational Leadership from New Mexico Highlands University, to obtain her administrative licensure. 

 Ms. Rodriguez began her teaching and coaching career in 2010 at McCurdy Schools in Espanola, NM. She became the Athletic Director there from 2011-2015.  She joined the Taos Middle-School Team in 2015, where she taught Physical Education and AVID, as well as being the Athletic Coordinator. During this time, she was also the Head Coach for the Taos High School Volleyball Team. 

 Ms. Rodriguez is currently the Assistant Principal at Taos Middle-School. She oversees discipline but continues to dedicate her time to help her students in a variety of aspects (academics, athletics, emotional and behavioral support, and much more).

Anita Rodriguez

Assistant Principal, Taos Middle School


Principal History of Taos Middle School

Taos Middle School was once called Taos Jr. High School (TJHS). Its name changed in 1998 to its current name. The school was built around 1975. Early Principals included JP Lujan, appointed in 1981, Reynaldo Quintina who led 20 years and Alfred Cordova who led 14 years.

Mr. Quintana

Mr. Reynaldo Quintana

Mr. Cordova

Mr. Alfred Cordova