New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Monica Nunez

New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Monica Nunez

I walk into my classroom everyday with the drive to inspire my students to set high expectations for themselves. With hard work and dedication, they can dream big and find their own success. Being the first high school graduate in my family was a major accomplishment. Without the support of teachers and faculty at Santa …

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New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Silvia Miranda

New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Silvia Miranda

A great teacher touches the life of a child forever.  Be that teacher. Every day. This marks my 10th year teaching, and I have never been more invigorated and passionate about my career!  I pursued my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Bilingual Education in 2004, and I received my Masters in …

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Students Aim High Through Self-Reflection

Students Aim High Through Self-Reflection

Every morning my Chaparral, NM, students stand and wait for their school bus on unpaved dusty road sides that border the narrow fractured streets; careful to avoid street cars, getting pinched by looming cactus, or running into unleashed aggressive dogs. The earliest school bus arrives at Desert Trail Elementary by 7:30 am.  “Will we have …

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Register NOW for the 2018 NM Teacher Summit!

Register NOW for the 2018 NM Teacher Summit!

Teachers, This is a special invitation to attend our third annual New Mexico Teacher Summit. In its initial conception in 2016, the NM Teacher Summit had 300 attendees. Last year’s NM Teacher Summit drew in 1,000 teachers who filled the registration capacity in just under 96 hours. At the demand of NM teachers, this year we …

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New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Steven Lamb

New Mexico Teacher Spotlight: Steven Lamb

Innovation. Watching how students take risks, learn from failure, collaborate, and transform into empathetic learners is why I teach. Steven Lamb began his career as a local business owner in Albuquerque, NM.  Feeling that he could make a greater difference in his community, Mr. Lamb felt compelled to educate the future leaders and professionals around …

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New Mexico Teacher Spotlight-John McElhinney

New Mexico Teacher Spotlight-John McElhinney

The most meaningful part of teaching is setting high expectations for my students while encouraging and inspiring them to set goals for themselves as they grow from being a unique participant  in a community of learners into an active contributor in our society. John McElhinney was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating from …

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Preparing “Day-One Ready” Teachers

Preparing “Day-One Ready” Teachers

Preparing “Day-One Ready” Teachers By Elizabeth Long, English Language Arts Teacher, Gallup Middle School Teacher quality is fundamental to improving public education.  If not one of the most important factors to school success, then what is?  There is a lot of talk about how to improve schools—and improving instruction should be at the top of …

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2018 National Title I Conference: Liberty to Learn

2018 National Title I Conference: Liberty to Learn

I had the distinct privilege to attend the recent National Title I conference in Philadelphia last month. Along with two colleagues and our school’s Director, I took three days away from my school and students to travel across the country to accept a 2018 Title I Distinguished School Award. This award was for closing the …

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