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  • Registration Now Open!

    2019 NMCEL Summer Conference: July 23 - 26, 2019
    Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

    Pre-Conference: July 23, 2019
    MeTEOR Education - 12pm to 3pm

    Keynote Speakers Include: Dr. Karen Trujillo, NM Secretary of Education; Dr. Lowell Strike, Professional Learning Consultant, International Center for Leadership in Education; and, Dr. Bill Latham, CEO, MeTEOR Education.


  • 2019-2020 Aspiring Superintendents Academy Now Taking Applications!

    Applications Due COB May 31, 2019

  • NMCEL 2019 Summer Golf Tournament
    July 24, 2019
    Ladera Golf Course
    7:30am Shot Gun Start!

    Benefiting the NMCEL Scholarship Recipients

  • NMCEL 2019 Legislative Updates

    Executive Director Stan Rounds, NMSSA President Lillian Torrez, Michael Grossman, NMAER and NMSBA



  • March 28, 2019 

    The next NMSSA Business Meeting will be held on March 28, 2019, at Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.
    11:30am - 3:00pm

    This meeting will be held in conjunction with the NMASBO Spring Budget Workshop. 
    Agenda Pending

  • A Vision to Transform Education in New Mexico

    2019 Policy Recommendations for a Better Future

    Presented by the New Mexico School Superintendents' Association
    With gratitude to each superintendent who participated in the development of this platform.

  • The NMCEL Office Will Be Closed for Spring Break!

    March 18 - 22, 2019

  • The New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education presents the 45th Annual State Bilingual Conference

    April 25th-27th, 2019
    Embassy Suites Hotel
    Albuquerque, NM

    2019 Spring Budget Workshop
    March 27 - 29, 2019

    Hotel Albuquerque

  • 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!

  • Exclusive Offer from HMH

    Model Schools Conference 2019

    SAVE $100 per person

  • NWEA Essential Reports Workshop
    April 9, 2019

    Essential Reports for Administrators/Leaders
    Essential Reports for Teachers

  • NMCEL Legislative Priorities

    All Ships Rise Together!

    No Districts Lose!

Latest News

Mar 7, 2019


The New Mexico Legislature has unanimously confirmed Dr. Karen Trujillo as the Secretary of Public Education. She is a New Mexico native and brings a strong, diverse practitioner background to the job. Karen served on the NMCEL Board for many years and has been a champion for supporting our teacher educator development through her many roles including Educators Rising. Already, she has reached out to Superintendents and other educational leaders to engage the “field” in policy direction and decision-making. In her Senate Rules Committee Hearing, she used a fitting analogy to a rebuilding of a northern New Mexico church in which her family was part, in urging us, New Mexicans, to build back our New Mexico Public Education System “adobe by adobe and brick by brick” until it is a fulfillment of our community. Congratulations to our new Secretary of Public Education, Dr. Karen Trujillo!

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Jan 23, 2019


I will be sending you a summary of this week’s actions by the Legislature later this week, but I am attaching the analysis for SB1 Which funds a good part of the Appropriation for Public Schools. Within the document is a table that gives a district by district impact of the bill. Please review the numbers for the district you serve and the language that is included in the analysis and let me know of the problems you might see. The Senate Education Committee considered this bill on Monday and withheld action due to several problematic parts. I expect that they will consider it again on Friday. Any concerns that you can provide me before Friday will assist me in giving impact analysis. You can track the bill by going to and looking up SB 1.

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A Message from the President, Maria Jaramillo


One of my husband's high school football coaches once said that, "Success happens when opportunity and preparation collide." I can attest to that the educators of New Mexico are well prepared. I have watched in awe as educational leaders have traveled across the state to come together to create an educational plan that will positively support all NM students. With all our educational partners including our new governor-elect, Michelle Lujan-Grisham, we have the opportunity to make some positive changes to public education that will improve access to foundational programs for all kids! Success lies ahead...

Thank you for your continued commitment to our NM kids!

Best Wishes,

Maria L. Jaramillo, M.S. CCC-SLP
NMCEL President


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