The New Mexico School Superintendents Association is an organization consisting of the eighty-nine (89) public school district superintendents throughout the state of New Mexico. The association is part of a larger organization, the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders.
The purpose of the New Mexico School Superintendents Association is to provide leadership and support to its members in order to effectively promote exemplary educational opportunities for all New Mexico students.
A framed poster hanging in my school office bears the image of a lighthouse in the middle of a stormy sea. The message inscribed beneath the picture says, “The ultimate measure of leaders is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.”
The current public health crisis has certainly presented us with unprecedented challenges, and the ever-changing guidance coming out of state government is not making it any easier for us to navigate them. Still, our students and their families are relying upon us to provide the thoughtful and consistent leadership they’ve come to expect.
It’s why I’m so very proud that our 89 superintendents are proving themselves to be the leaders New Mexico needs in this public health storm.
Let me then encourage each of us to stand strong, to shine bright, and to embrace our role as the lighthouse in each of our districts. By doing so, we will successfully lead our communities through the storm.
Superintendent, Logan Municipal Schools