Tucson Festival of Books

Ray Jaramillo (he/him/his)


Ray Jaramillo is a New Mexico State University graduate who earned his Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute.  He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree in Education.  Ray has worked in the field of early childhood both as a classroom teacher and center director for over twenty-five years at Alpha School.  As a Governor-appointed member of New Mexico's Early Learning Advisory Council and an elected member of the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education, Ray advocates for children and families in his community and across the state.

Ray currently lives in the desert of Southern New Mexico with his wife Mackenzie and his two children, ESPN and Molli.  He is fascinated with children's literature and has always enjoyed reading and telling stories to his children and the young children in his community. 

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
Relationships and Belonging: Picturebooks and Activities
This interactive session involves a read aloud of a picture book by the author of "Gust, Gust, Gust" about a boy who is afraid of the wind, followed by engaging in collaborative activities on relationship building, belonging, and wind/air. Participants will receive a bibliography of picture books focusing on these themes.

Education Room 308 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mary L. Fahrenbruck, Ray Jaramillo
Moderator: Diane Alvarez