About the Author
Gilbert Andres Archuleta was born in Questa, New Mexico. He attended and graduated from the schools there. Mr. Archuleta worked as an educator in New Mexico for twenty-five years. He taught at both the elementary and secondary levels of education and served as School Superintendent for ten (10) years. Gilbert received a B.A. degree from St. Michael's College in Santa Fe, NM and a M.A. degree in English from Arizona State University. He did graduate studies at the University of New Mexico and San Jose State University in California. Mr. Archuleta has written a monograph titled: "Taos,The Melting Pot of the West," a paper that relates in part to the archival history of the inter-racial marriages between Taos citizens and Anglo and French newcomers from 1846-1856. This paper is a contribution to a forthcoming publication, "The History of Taos."edited by The History of Taos Committee. Gilbert has also written an educational booklet for the Migrant Division of the NM Dept. of Education, titled: "Linguistics for Teaching English to Migrant Students." Additionally, Mr. Archuleta has lectured on, "Protocol for Boards of Education" as well as "Teaching Strategies for Second Language Learners of English." Mr. Gilbert Andres Archuleta and his wife Belinda Ortega Archuleta have three children (now adults), two girls and one boy. The male attends New Mexico Highlands Univ. in Las Vegas, NM. The two girls both work as teacher and principal, respectively in California schools.