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New Mexico State Department
of Education

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

PRESS RELEASE

April 7, 2003

Teacher Recognized as Field Trainer of the Year

(Santa Fe, NM)-Former Jemez Valley Public Schools teacher Eileen Jaramillo has been recognized by the MarcoPolo Education Foundation as MarcoPolo 2002 Field Trainer of the Year in the 50+ club.

As a field trainer, Jaramillo conducted sessions to help teachers use MarcoPolo web resources effectively in their classrooms. Her recognition is based on scores reported to the trainer, MarcoPolo Education Foundation and state-based administrators evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the training session, trainer and training materials, as well as the MarcoPolo content and other resources.

MarcoPolo is a non-profit consortium of eight of the nation's premier education organizations and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation dedicated to providing the highest quality, standards-based and commercial-free Internet content and professional development to teachers and students nationwide.

The consortium includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Council on Economic Education, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Geographic Society, International Reading Association, The National Council of Teachers of English and National Endowment for the Humanities.