In May 2013, Santa Fe Indian School Board of Trustees' selected Roy M. Herrera to serve as Superintendent. The Santa Fe Indian School Board of Trustees has named Roy Herrera as their new Superintendent. Mr. Herrera, who had been a former Teacher, Administrator and Superintendent working with Public Schools in New Mexico, will be in charge of the Santa Fe Indian School and all facets involving the educational program as well as some oversight of the Santa Fe Indian School Trust Land.. Santa Fe Indian School has approximately 650 students in both a Day School and Dormitory Program. Santa Fe Indian School Board of Trustee President Ron Lovato said the SFIS Board of Trustees sought out candidates for superintendent after former Superintendent Everett F. Chavez stepped down to return to his home in Santo Domingo Pueblo to devote more time to his family. “Mr. Roy Herrera has a strong educational background with experience to continue to move our school forward in a positive manner. Change takes courage, and it takes courage to select a non-Native Superintendent for the Santa Fe Indian School. Mr. Herrera will be the 3rd Superintendent to lead the school since the 19 Pueblos took over the school in 1977. We are excited to have him join our team.” Mr. Herrera brings 36 years of school experience. His focus for the school is to strengthen educational opportunities and student outcomes within the school program. He strongly believes all students can be successful and encourages teachers to challenge students with rigorous but meaningful instruction. He believes in helping develop students academically, socially and physically for success in life. Mr. Herrera is originally from Las Vegas, New Mexico where he attended and graduated from Robertson High School. He has an MA in School Administration and a BA in Special Education and Physical Education from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Mr. Herrera and his wife Anna Mae live in Pecos, NM.