PRESS RELEASE - March 12, 2004
Public Education Commission Honors 12 New National Board-Certified Teachers
(Santa Fe, NM)--The Public Education Commission today honored 12 New Mexico teachers who received certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards® in November 2003. This brings the number of National Board-certified teachers in New Mexico to 120.
“By meeting the National Board’s rigorous standards, these 12 teachers have truly reached a high pinnacle. They are among 120 teachers in our state who represent excellence in teaching due to their knowledge, skills, disposition and professional judgment. I encourage their school communities and citizens throughout the state to join with the Public Education Commission and all of us at the Public Education Department in complimenting their outstanding achievement,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García.
The 12 newly named National Board-certified teachers are as follows:
Albuquerque Public Schools:
Deming Public Schools:
Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools:
Los Lunas Public Schools:
Moriarty Municipal Schools:
Rio Rancho Public Schools:
The National Board is dedicated to identifying and recognizing accomplished teaching in New Mexico and encourages and sustains continued professional growth among teachers, contributes to the support of a respected and responsible teaching profession and contributes to the successful education of all students.
In other business, the PEC set the following meeting
dates for 2004: May 24-25, June 11, September 17, October 8 and December
9. The May 24-25 meeting will be a two-day retreat in Albuquerque
focused on creating a plan to implement the PEC’s new duties
as detailed in HB 96a “Public Education Department Act”