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  • NMCEL 2019 Legislative Primer

    January 10, 2019
    State Capitol - Room 315

    RSVP Required:


  • NMSPA 1st Annual Personnel Conference
    February 5 & 6, 2019

    Embassy Suites

    Register now to attend this 2-day conference tailored to meet all of your School Personnel Needs. Breakfast, lunch and networking socials included!

  • December 7, 2018

    The NMSSA Business Meeting, December 7, 2018, in conjunction with the NMSBA 2018 Annual Convention.
    Embassy Suites, Ocotillo I & II 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Click Below for Meeting Agenda

  • NMCEL 2019 Scholarship

    Applications Now Being Accepted

    Apply TODAY!
    Deadline for submission is February 22, 2019

  • 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.

  • The NMCEL Office Will Be Closed for Winter Break!

    December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • NMCEL Annual Summer Conference!
    July 23 - 26, 2019
    Embassy Suites

    Annual Golf Tournament
    Funding NMCEL Scholarship Recipients
    July 24, 2019
    7:30am Shot Gun Start!

  • MeTEOR Education Hosting Research Briefing

    Research and Leadership Strategies for Accelerated Engagement within Modern Classrooms January 16 (Silver City) & January 17 (Deming), 2019.

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Lillian Torrez

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the President of the New Mexico School Superintendents’ Association for the 2018-2019 school year. Together as strong Superintendents, we will make tremendous strides this year as well as long standing contributions to our school districts. A great big ‘thank you’ goes to Ricky Williams for his excellent leadership during this year in his role as NMSSA President. We have been so fortunate to have exceptional leadership in our organization throughout the years.

My goal is to lead and serve this organization towards our educational pursuits to do what it takes to move our education system forward while focusing on our children. We must work towards unleashing the genius in each child, and train administrators to set their own high goals and standards for student achievement, to use data as a powerful tool for decision-making and policy, and be passionate and reflective about their work. This will bring incredible benefits to our community and educators in our great state of New Mexico.

Our efforts to ensure that necessary funding is appropriated for our districts will be a worthwhile challenge as we continue to work with our state legislators, state/federal officials and congressional delegation. I believe our hard work will pay off, if we just ‘stay the course, no matter what.’ Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the communities in which you serve. Together we will stand strong for the children of New Mexico!

I wish you all a safe and productive school year.

Warm Regards,

Lillian Torrez Ph.D.
NMSSA President


A Message from the President, Maria Jaramillo


As we begin another school year, we are poised for yet another administrative change in our state’s leadership.  However, we are all hopeful that this transition will be different for the NM educators. We believe that through the NMSSA Education Plan and the Martinez/Yazzie Ruling earlier this year, educator partners will be able to message our shared principles to address critical actions necessary to move NM Public Education forward.  After all, WE ARE NM SCHOOLS! 

Our strength as an education community lies with our abundant relationships forged in all corners of this great state.  Our NMCEL affiliates represent all the education leader organizations that support teachers and students...keeping a pulse on NM education.  I look forward to working with all of you through the 2018-19 school year.  Your continued dedication and commitment to our children is inspiring.  Thank you for allowing me to serve as NMCEL President and join you on this important journey!

Best Wishes,

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


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