Meet the Team

Gabe Romero, Director of School Security

Gabe Romero

Gabe Romero has been the Director of School Security for Santa Fe Public Schools since 2012. He is responsible for the District’s physical security systems, school emergency preparedness, security officers, crossing guards, and implementation of security protocols throughout the District.

Gabe Romero is a retired New Mexico State Police Captain with 22 years of law enforcement experience.  During his tenure with the New Mexico State Police he served as the first New Mexico Department of Public Safety Homeland Security Director.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Management.  He served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1980s, and worked with security forces as a police advisor in Afghanistan during 2008 and 2009.  

Office # (505) 467-3440



Margaret Romero, School Security Support Specialist
Maggie Romero is the Support Specialist that handles the infrastructure security issues.  She works with the Director to make sure schools and other SFPS facilities are kept secure by managing the electronic systems like door locks and alarm schedules, access, and keys.  She works with each school to manage hours of accessibility and special needs.  Maggie has a lot of school site experience as she spent several years as the De Vargas Middle School secretary.  Maggie is very committed to making sure that all staff and students are safe at school.