Teachers Pursuing Excellence (TPE) is a two-year program aimed at improving teacher performance as measured by NM TEACH, specifically through targeted mentorship and support for Minimally Effective and Ineffective teachers provided by Highly Effective teachers.
- Recruit and select districts and schools with the will and capacity to urgently increase student achievement.
- Provide high impact professional development to teachers and leaders based on NMTeach and student achievement data analysis.
- Provide action-focused onsite and distance support to mentee teachers.
- Build district and school capacity in the areas of Instructional Infrastructure, People Development, Resource Allocation, and Differentiated Support and Accountability
“Invested, happy teachers are force multipliers.”
-Julie Kennedy, from Leverage Leadership by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
The Theory of Action that underpins TPE follows:
If we build the capacity of Local Education Agency (LEA) and school instructional leaders in the areas of data-driven instruction, planning, observation and feedback and if targeted support is provided to teachers in their areas of need, then teachers will have the opportunity to develop in the areas of preparation and planning, creating an environment for learning, teaching for learning, and professionalism.
If teachers develop in the areas of preparation and planning, creating an environment for learning, teaching for learning, and professionalism, then they will improve their instructional practice.
If teachers improve instructional practice, then student achievement will increase.
New Mexico Public Education
Priority Schools Bureau
Martina L. Tapia
School Improvement Specialist