Sierra Grande Board of Education meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend regular meetings. Portions of the meetings may be closed for private executive session, which is indicated on the meeting's agenda. Next regular meeting of the Sierra Grande Board of Education: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 6PM

Mr. Walter Roybal

Mr. Walter Roybal


Current Profession: 

  • Commercial Loan Officer at San Luis Valley Federal Bank. 


  • Adams State University: Bachelor of Science: Business Administration (1994); Master of Arts: HPPE- Sports Administration (2008). 

Length of time in the community:

  • Lifelong resident of Sierra Grande School District.  Graduated from Sierra Grande High School in 1990.  Attended Kindergarten through 12th grade. 


  • Married to Emma Roybal and have four children who have all attended Sierra Grande Schools.  Dariana who graduated in 2011, Lukadio who graduated in 2012, Chelsea who graduated in 2013, and Anikah who is a member of the class of 2023.  I have two siblings that graduated in 1982 and 1983, respectively.  My father graduated from Sierra Grande in the 60’s after attending school in Blanca and later Sierra Grande when the schools in Blanca and Fort Garland consolidated.      

How long you have served on the school board:

  • I have served on the Sierra Grande School Board since 2017.  I also represent the Board on the San Luis Valley BOCES. I have served on the Sierra Grande School District/Design Advisory Group and the Executive District/Design Advisory Group.   

Other school or community programs:

  • President of the Sierra Grande High School Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

  • Volunteer Firefighter for the Costilla County Fire Protection District

  • Board member for the Costilla County Fire Protection District Board of Directors. 

  • Previously served on the Colorado 12th Judicial Performance Commission. 

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Emerald Tamada

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Eric Martinez

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Ramon Garcia

Mr. Ramon Garcia

Secretary & B.O.C.E.S. Representative

Ramon Garcia is currently the youngest elected Board of Education Director in the history of Sierra Grande at the age of 19, when he took his oath of office in November 2021. On his run for the position of School Board Director he was honored to receive an endorsement from Colorado Representative of HD-62 Donald Valdez, “to continue to further our education in our communities.” Ramon is a graduate of the Sierra Grande Class of 2021, where he attended school from Kindergarten to 12th grade. From 2017 to 2019, he was one of the students that took part in the District Design Advisory Group for the new school. He lived in the community his entire life with his parents Ashley Pacheco and Ray Garcia and his grandparents Tammy Trujillo-Pacheco and Lawrence Pacheco. Ramon is pursuing post-secondary education at Adams State University and is projecting to double major in Sociology with an area of emphasis in Criminology and in Political Science. He currently serves on the School Board, representing District 1, as the Secretary and on the B.O.C.E.S Board as the Legislative Representative. Ramon also helps assist in sponsoring the Sierra Grande Student Council Committee. Ramon’s mission on the Board of Education is to give back and serve the community, create additional opportunities for students and give all individuals involved in education a voice.

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Cassandra Taylor

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