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  • 2020 NMCEL Summer Conference: July 21 - 24, 2020
    Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

    We're working on some changes, stay tuned....

  • 2020-2021 Aspiring Superintendents Academy Cohort 12

    Applications Deadline May 29, 2020

    NMCEL 2020 Summer Golf Tournament
    July 21, 2020
    Ladera Golf Course
    7:30am Shot Gun Start!

    Benefiting the NMCEL Scholarship Recipients


    The Next NMSSA Business Meeting will be held on
    April 2, 2020
    11:30AM - 4:00PM
    Hotel Albuquerque, in Conjunction with NMASBO Spring Budget Workshop
    Albuquerque, NM.

  • The NMCEL Office Partially Closed During COVID 19.

    We are working remotely from home.
    Office hours vary.

    Stan can be reached by cell @ 575-915-7868
    Jo Lynn can be reached by cell @ 505-313-2595

    Please Do Your Part to Stay Safe Everyone!

    Yours in Health,
    Stan and Jo Lynn

  • 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!

  • Virtual, but LIVE Conference!
    STEM the TIDE of the COVID Slide 

    What if you could triple the speed of student learning?

    Hear Professor John Hattie, who will describe the strong sense of Collective Teacher Efficacy that can yield over three years of student growth over one school year. When efficacy is high, teachers show greater persistence and a more likely to try new teaching approaches – especially in virtual learning environments! Friday hear the authors of MEGA Thinking about how to get to collective efficacy in small steps.

    Thursday, June 18, 2020: 2:30pm - 4:00pm (MDT) Featuring John Hattie LIVE from Australia, Author of Visible Learning

    Friday, June 19, 2020: 8:30am - 10:00am (MDT) Featuring Richard Erdmann (of NM) and Christine Drew, co-authors of MEGAThinking

    $80 Registration Fee made payable to New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders.



Latest News

May 29, 2020


You make a difference! Every district in New Mexico is holding some form of graduation for their students. What a wonderful time to recognize what we are about in New Mexico Public Schools. Even under the most unusual sets of circumstances that any of us have experienced (COVID-19) we have persevered to assure that our students finished out the year. Congratulations!!!

As we prepare for the new year several significant considerations have become necessary as we enter Summer 2020. First, the New Mexico Public Education Department has decided to allow districts to finish Extended Learning 19 (if in the district CLP) to complete activities for the 2019-2020 school year. But, because of the cadence of social distancing required under the state’s Health Order, PED indicated that K-5+ will not have enough time to operate under the 25-day requirement and the cohort requisite in statute. With July 1 looming as the target start date, it became apparent that districts simply could not meet both requirements and so PED decided to deactivate the Summer 2020 K-5+ program. In a clarifying memo, the Secretary recently indicated that the ELTP plans that districts have for the 2020-21 school year will be allowed. These two decisions will have impacts on a number of districts.

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Feb 6, 2019

Good evening,

This morning HB 95, Retiree Health Care Fund Contributions, got a unanimous DO PASS in the House State Government, Election & Indian Affairs Committee. In the same committee our pension bill, HB 360, the companion bill to SB 14, Educational Retirement Changes, also got a unanimous DO PASS. The bill was amended to remove the $248.3 million appropriation related to the restitution to the fund from the contribution swaps and the delay in the implementation of the employer contribution increases passed in 2005.

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A Message from the President, Will Hawkins

I recently was reminded that student outcomes don’t change until adult behaviors change.  In order for adult behaviors to change, we all have to be reminded that we have a responsibility to put aside any personal goals, ambitions, issues or grievances for the greater good of the thousands of students throughout the state.  It isn’t “they” or “them” that needs to change; it is all of us who must proclaim and embrace “I am New Mexico.” We have to work interdependently, to create opportunities for students to succeed. As a new administration and legislature continue to review old and establish new policies, statutes and rules impacting education, the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders stands ready to work collaboratively on behalf of children, parents, teachers, and all those who have devoted their lives to the institution of public education.  I am astounded and humbled by the servant leadership that permeates to every corner of the state, and I look forward to playing my small part in helping shape our future.  May we all remember that our focus is simple … to do what’s best for kids.        

William D. Hawkins
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Hobbs Municipal Schools


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