LAHS Athletic Director Ann Stewart Serves On State And National Boards

Ann Stewart, Los Alamos High School Athletic Director/Photo Courtesy LAPS


Ann Stewart has been the Athletic Director at Los Alamos High School for more than eight years. But that is not her only role. In addition to her day job, Ms. Stewart serves as a board member of the New Mexico Athletic Directors Association (NMADA) and on the board of directors for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators  Association (NIAAA). 

“I became a part of the NIAAA because of the professional development and growth opportunities they offer,” Ms. Stewart explained. “The networking and camaraderie is also amazing. There  is no other job like ours so it is nice to have our group to bounce ideas off of. There are many  course offerings and training that help us grow in our profession.” 

She is one of 16 board members representing athletic administrators across the country. She  serves as the Section 6 representative, representing the states of New Mexico, Arkansas,  Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. She joined the Board of Directors last October. “I attend several  board meetings a year, and we serve on committees and subcommittees for the NIAAA,” she  said. “I communicate with the state presidents and state associations in my section regarding  NIAAA matters.” 

She was recently recognized by the NIAAA as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. 

She has been a member of the NMADA Board of Directors since 2016. She also serves on the  NMAA Commission and the Bylaws committee. In addition, she, along with another individual,  organizes the leadership training for the athletic directors in the state of New Mexico. 

Before becoming the LAHS Athletic Director, Ms. Stewart had been a teacher for over 13 years  and a coach for over 16 years. “I was a police officer before I was a teacher,” she added. 

The most enjoyable part of the AD job is “seeing the kids have fun and be successful at what they  enjoy,” she said. The least enjoyable part? “Time away from my family. Fortunately, they like sports and come to a lot of events.” 

Five years from now, Ms. Stewart would love to see herself relaxing on a beach. “If only that were true,” she laughed. “I have a kid to put through college so who knows what the next 5 years  brings.”

The NIAAA is an accredited organization and is the professional organization for interscholastic  athletic administrators. Based in Indianapolis, IN, the NIAAA’s mission is to provide professional  development options for directors of athletics, and to enhance the athletic administration  profession. With a current individual membership of over 12,000, the NIAAA consists of  member state athletic administrator associations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, as  well as internationally. The NIAAA champions the profession of athletic administration through  education opportunities, advocating ethics, developing leaders, and fostering community. For  more information, visit the NIAAA website at