About Us

NMCEL is an association that represents school administrators in New Mexico. The governing board has representatives from 18 affiliates. Overall there are approximately 1500 individual members of NMCEL. It’s the organization that has a representative who attends meetings of legislative interim committees, and agency meetings affecting education. NMCEL represents administrators during the entire legislative session. NMCEL conducts seminars, conferences and provides professional development in concert with other educational entities. We also provide mentoring and networking opportunities for our members.


The New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) provides the effective foundation for proactive educational advocacy for public education in New Mexico.


Our vision is that the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) membership is relied upon as the experts in the strategic guidance of educational policy and practice in New Mexico.