Embudo Valley Tutoring Association

The Embudo Valley Tutoring Association (Employer ID Number 47-0935180) is run by a Board of Directors;

Eva Behrens, President
Alva Morrison, Vice President,
Billie Bolton, Treasurer
Laura Cox, Secretary
Steve Cox & Alexis Laube-Manigault, Web Master.

All employees of EVTA are part time. The director works approximately 25 hours per week. EVTA usually has a staff of 4 tutors who work from 6-20 hours per week, depending on need and available funding.

The director of EVTA is Eva Behrens. Eva Behrens has been associated with Rio Grande Tutoring Association for over 10 years. Her roles with the organization have included tutor, collaborating teacher, board member, and now director. She started her journey to teaching by working in the (then) EVTA sponsored Ahora After School Program and as a volunteer at Dixon Elementary School. Soon she was enrolled in the OPAL, alternative pathway to teaching program, through the state and obtained her teaching license. Teaching in Dixon for eight years, Eva worked closely with (then) EVTA to secure support for her challenged students. After moving to Anansi Charter School in El Prado, Eva continued her relationship with (then) EVTA as a board member. Currently working toward a certificate in school leadership through Grand Canyon University, she is excited about the opportunity of serving as director to Rio Grande Tutoring Association and leading the transition of the organization to Taos County.

Angela Martinez joined EVTA's staff in spring 2016, and is working to become EVTA's next dyslexic specialist by taking a 2-year course at the Multi-Sensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico. Angela earned her Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction along with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education at New Mexico Highlands University. She holds endorsements in Reading, TESOL and Bilingual Education. Angela is very eager to provide reading therapy, not only in Dixon, but also at Velarde Elementary, where she last taught. Angela is a certified teacher with 12 years of experience, 5 of those years she was a reading coach and a reading interventionist. She is married with two children, a grandson and a granddaughter on the way! In her spare time she enjoys attending Christian concerts, traveling, reading, taking classes and spending time with her family.


Laura Cox completed her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood / Special Education at Cardinal Stritch University in 1984. She has over 25 years of experience, teaching in a wide class of school environments to a broad spectrum of students, including the creation of curricula for a new international school. In addition to two sons Laura also mentored 3000 college students as she and her husband served as Resident Masters of Richardson (2000-2005) and Brown Colleges (2008-2013) at Rice University. Laura also served as Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Feminist Economics and as Youth Facilitator at Bo's Place, a Grief Counseling Center. Since 2016 Laura has served as cook and educator at Moving Arts Espanola. When not teaching or tutoring Laura specially enjoys family, cooking and travel.