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    Who Are We?

    The New Mexico Educator Leader Cadre (NMELC) is a network of K–16 educators brought together by the Public Education Department (PED) in order to assist with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) implementation. Cadre members are nationally trained by the PARCC consortium in order to disseminate the most up-to-date information and provide relevant professional development throughout New Mexico.

    Our Mission

    The New Mexico Educator Leader Cadre (NMELC), a cadre of K–16 educators, serves to provide clear, accurate, and timely information to those responsible for implementation the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).The NMELC acts as a supporting arm of the New Mexico CCSS Implementation Plan. It works to build and expand the number of educators who understand and take ownership of education initiatives.

    New Mexico Educator Leader Cadre (NMELC) Members include the following:

    Willeta Corbett, English Teacher, Gadsden Independent School District
    Lorena Ancira, English Language Learner Instructional Coach, Las Cruces Public Schools
    Claudia Ahlstrom, Mathematics Specialist, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Willeta Corbett, English Teacher, Gadsden Independent School District
    Ronda Davis, Mathematics Coach, Albuquerque Public Schools
    Andrea Determan, Elementary Teacher, Los Alamos Public Schools
    Patricia Di Vasto, Principal, Rio Rancho Public Schools
    Stehpen Gabadon, Technical Education Teacher, Gadsden Independent Public Schools
    Lesley Galyas, Mathematics and Science Director, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Hayes A. Lewis, Superintendent, Zuni Public Schools
    Jenny Hill, Elementary Teacher, Loving Municipal Schools
    Dr. Jann Hunter, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Alamogordo Public Schools
    Dr. Sheila Hyde, Director of Professional Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools
    Dr. Maureen Irons, Director of Instruction, New Mexico School for the Deaf
    Dr. Cathy Kinzer, Mathematics Educator & NMELC Co-Chair, New Mexico State University
    Dr. Marjori Krebs, Language Arts Educator, University of New Mexico
    Kate Malone, English Teacher, Central Consolidated Schools
    Bernadette Maes, K-3 Plus Program Manager, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Jesús Moncada, Charter School Principal, Albuquerque Public Schools
    Dr. Donna Navarrete, Data Analyst, Albuquerque Public Schools
    Chelsea O'Connell, Elementary Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
    Martha Pena, Mathematics Teacher, Las Vegas City Schools
    Margenia Richardson, Education Administrator, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Mari Rincon, Math & Science Professional Development Specialist, Las Cruces Public Schools
    Dr. Rick Scott, Program Director, Los Alamos National Lab Foundation
    Rachel Stofocik, Education Administrator, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Dee Rae Timberlake, English Teacher, Texico Municipal Schools
    Lillian Trujillo, High School Special Education Head, Socorro Consolidated Schools
    Elisha Varela, High School English Teacher, Bernalillo Public Schools
    Karina Vanderbilt, Policy Analyst, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Lynn Vásquez, PARCC Manager &NMELC Lead New Mexico Public Education Department
    Melinda Webster, Literacy Director, New Mexico Public Education Department
    Yanira Vazquez, Instructional Coach, Espanola Public Schools
    Sheryl White, Educational Consultant & NMELC Co-Chair, Albuquerque
    Ronald Williams, Assistant Superintendent, Los Lunas Public Schools
    Mike Worley, Principal, Artesia Public Schools

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