Angi Gonzales Carver

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Angi Gonzales Carver
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Atrisco PTSA. Onate PTA, Albuquerque New Mexico

Personal and Professional Information

  • Married 38 years to Rodney Carver
  • Adrian Carver Son
  • Dani Carver Daughter
  • Owner / Partner 1991- Present Carver Construction Co.Inc.
  • Co-Founder President Las Mujeres 1982- Present


  • Sandia High School Graduate
  • University of New Mexico
  • UC Boulder

Work Experience

  • Carver Construction Co. Inc. 1991- Present
  • Owner / Partner CFO
  • Secretary / Treasurer – HR –Payroll Tax Reporting – Billing & Receiving
  • Educator Albuquerque Public Schools 2001- 2022
  • Substitute Teacher 2010- 2022
  • Workshop Presenter
  • Parent Engagement Leadership
  • Youth Leadership Involvement
  • National PTA Diversity & Cultural Competency
  • NLRC National Conference

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in QuickBooks


  • English, Spanish, French, Dutch - Beginning Speaking

PTA Involvement
Current service includes:

  • Atrisco PTSA Bylaws Chair 2022-2023
  • Member Onate PTA NM, Texas PTA, Lifetime Member National PTA
Previous service includes:
  • National Leadership and Development Member (NLRC) 2018-2021
  • Programs Committee 2014-2016
  • Diversity Committee 2009-2011 Convention Elections 2011-2013
  • New Mexico Parent Teacher Association President 2007-2009

Community Involvement
Current service includes:
  • Co-Founder Las Mujeres / President 1982- Present
  • Dedicated to the upward mobility of Hispanic women. Promoting Hispanic Women’s Leadership
  • Providing leadership training and encouraging education. Giving out over $300,000.00 in scholarships.
  • Past President University of NM Parent Association
  • Hispanic Heritage Committee Member
  • Latino Education Task Force Board Member
  • Advocating for Sufficient Education Funding for All Children. Successful member of Martinez / Yazzie Education Lawsuit
  • Coordinator of Feed the Homeless Project Holiday Food Basket Giveaways

Previous service includes:

  • New Mexico PTA President 2007-2009
  • Past President University of NM Parent Association
  • PEAPS Partners in Education & Advocates for Public Schools
  • Grassroots Advocacy - Member Education - Member Recruitment
  • North Valley Education Enhancement Association / President
  • NM Hispanic Heritage Committee Member
  • NM Truancy Task Force
  • NM School Bus Safety Task Force
  • NM Youth Alcohol Abuse Task Force
  • Safe Teen NM BOD 2007-2009

Honors and Awards

  • Albuquerque Mayors Recognition for Dolores Huerta Advocacy and Street Naming 2019
  • Governor’s Award for Dolores Huerta Advocacy 2019
  • FIRE Award Fueling Increasingly Relevant Education for teaching Social Justice and Equity 2012
  • National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award 2009
  • PTA Presidents Distinguished Service Award 2007
  • LULAC La Hispana Award 2007
  • Governor’s Award of Distinction Representing NM and the nation for Child Advocacy 2007


Candidate Narrative

Angi Gonzales Carver

I have been an education advocate and proud PTA member for over twenty-five years. Rodney, my husband, and I have raised two amazing children Adrian and Dani. They are college graduates and successful because of their hard work, and our advocacy.

As a parent and educator, I learned PTA has programs and strategies that can help families with their children’s success. I worked through the ranks of my local, district and state PTA organizations, where I eventually served as President of New Mexico PTA 2007-2009. I remain an active member of my local, other states PTAs and NPTA. I have served on several committees within NPTA.

I recognize that partnerships are key to continuing growth for PTA. As a leader in New Mexico, I bring a different perspective to board. In 1982 I co-founded Las Mujeres, a group for Hispanic women and their families, teaching them the skills to better themselves and community. Working as a member of the Latino Education Task Force, in partnership with Native American Leaders and MALDEF we were successful in winning the landmark Martinez/Yazzie class action lawsuit—confirming a constitutional right to public education for minority children.

Recruiting and developing diverse leaders is one of my strengths. I have experience in getting out in rural America to tell our story of why for over 100 years PTA is the best parent advocacy association in the world! I smile and talk to anyone—I believe that culture and language are tools, not barriers to building respect and trust.

I live by the words of Georgia O’Keefe “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do!”