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  • 2019 NMCEL Summer Conference: July 23 - 26, 2019
    Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

    Pre-Conference: July 23, 2019
    MeTEOR Education - 12pm to 3pm
    Leading Engagement in Rural Schools
    Dr. Sue Ann Highland, Managing Director of MeTEOR Education

    Keynote Speakers Include: Dr. Karen Trujillo, NM Secretary of Education, Dr. Kate O'Neill, NM Secretary of Higher Education and Chancellor Dan Arvizu, NM State University ; Dr. Lowell Strike, Professional Learning Consultant, International Center for Leadership in Education; and,
    Carmen Agra Deedy, Children's Book Writer, Scholastic Education.
  • 2019-2020 Aspiring Superintendents Academy Deadline Extended!

    Applications Deadline Extended to August 2, 2019

  • NMCEL 2019 Summer Golf Tournament
    July 24, 2019
    Ladera Golf Course
    7:30am Shot Gun Start!

    Benefiting the NMCEL Scholarship Recipients

  • July 25, 2019 

    The next NMSSA Business Meeting will be held on
    July 25, 2019
    La Ventana
    Embassy Suites, Albuquerque, NM.
    11:30am - 2:00pm

    This meeting will be held in conjunction with the NMCEL Summer Conference

  • A Vision to Transform Education in New Mexico

    2019 Policy Recommendations for a Better Future

    Presented by the New Mexico School Superintendents' Association
    With gratitude to each superintendent who participated in the development of this platform.

  • Leading Engagement in Rural Schools

    MeTEOR Education Hosting
    1/2 Day Pre-Conference
    July 23, 2019
    12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Lunch will be provided.

    Sue Ann Highland, PhDc
    MeTEOR Managing Director


  • New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education (NMCASE) Proudly Presents a Pre-Conference with Jim Walsh for the NMCEL Summer Conference

    Jim Walsh:

    July 23, 2019

  • Support for Your District's Students with Visual Impairment/Blindness

    New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired can help your district meet the specialized needs of your students!

  • NMCEL Legislative Priorities

    All Ships Rise Together!

    No Districts Lose!

  • Pre-Con: NM K-12 New and Aspiring PRINCIPAL'S Workshop

    Setting Sail Towards Successfully Developing a Positive, Professional Learning Organization!

    July 23, 2019
    8:30am - 4:00pm
    Embassy Suites
    Albuquerque, NM

    NMAESP, NMASSP and APSPA Have Partnered Together to Offer a Full Day Pre-con Workshop for New and Aspiring Principals!

  • Scholastic Education Pre-Con During NMCEL Summer Conference
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    12:00 - 4:00pm
    Embassy Suites

    The Road to Comprehensive Literacy: A Leaders's Plan for Action - Michael Haggen
    Building Families Capacity to Support Literacy at Home - Ron Mirr



Latest News

May 15, 2019


Another year in the books. This time of year, as I recall, is one of considerable activity as you prepare your budget for next year, perform those final evaluations, set up staffing for next year, graduate those students that you have worked so hard to get across the stage, and find the inspiration to begin “visioning” where you and your district are heading next year. From my chair, I want to recognize your hard work and give you thanks on behalf of all of us in the system of public education in New Mexico. Recently, I found data that shows your hard work is accomplishing many of our goals. For example, our graduation rate in New Mexico has been on a steady increase and has moved New Mexico onto par with our nation and in many cases, beyond – congratulations!

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Apr 4, 2019


Find attached the Executive Message and the final actions of the Governor yesterday on HB5. Importantly, please note the line item veto listed in the Message. This line item veto apparently adds flexibility on the instructional time involved in the minimum days requirement. I am reaching out to the Secretary to assist us in conveying how this relaxed requirement will affect the “rules of engagement” for both the 4 day week districts as well as the 5 day week districts. Quite possibly, for example, districts could issue a 160 or 180 day teachers’ contract and use an extension of instruction time (10 more days) from current practice and still meet the extended learning time requirements. Please note that there were no line item vetoes applied to the K-5+ provisions.

I will send you further information as it is made available.

Best Regards:

Stan Rounds
Executive Director
NM Coalition of Educational Leaders/
NM School Superintendents Association
6600 Palomas Ave, NE
NMAA Building
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone:   505-217-2345
Cell:      575-915-7868

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A Message from the President, Maria Jaramillo


One of my husband's high school football coaches once said that, "Success happens when opportunity and preparation collide." I can attest to that the educators of New Mexico are well prepared. I have watched in awe as educational leaders have traveled across the state to come together to create an educational plan that will positively support all NM students. With all our educational partners including our new governor-elect, Michelle Lujan-Grisham, we have the opportunity to make some positive changes to public education that will improve access to foundational programs for all kids! Success lies ahead...

Thank you for your continued commitment to our NM kids!

Best Wishes,

Maria L. Jaramillo, M.S. CCC-SLP
NMCEL President


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