Joy Garratt, BS in Liberal Arts, 1986

Representative Joy Garratt is currently serving Albuquerque’s House District 29 in the New Mexico State Legislature.  Elected in 2018, she also works as an instructional coach and teacher.

Since graduating from Excelsior in 1986, Garratt has gone on to obtain a MA in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. She reports that her Excelsior College experience continues to inform her work on the House Education Committee in the State Legislature saying: “Excelsior taught me out-of-the-box thinking for how to compile diverse experience and credits to equal to a diploma.  Now I apply that in developing innovative ways for adults to obtain high school equivalency diplomas.”