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Secretary’s Community Advisory

The Secretary’s Community Advisory (SCA) is a group of 60 stakeholders, within PK-12 public education, who are selected to advise the New Mexico Public Education Secretary. The cohort of 60 will include 15 educators, 15 high school students, 15 parents or guardians, and 15 civic (business/community) members from around the state. Advisors serve a term of one full academic year.

The SCA demonstrates a commitment to engaging with our communities and those most directly impacted by the work of the Public Education Department (PED). It is an avenue for seeking community feedback on essential programming in public education and serves as a model to districts and schools for cultivating partnerships and implementing community-informed best practices.

Advisors are expected to attend quarterly convenings (virtual and/or in-person), and will meet remotely with PED leadership and staff on a monthly basis. The purpose of the convenings is to help Advisors collaborate with stakeholders across the state, learn about PED areas of focus, provide feedback, and advocate for their community. Apply here now!

Please contact PED Youth and Community Liaison Mark Kolokoff if you have questions about the application:

NMPED Civic Council

The NMPED Civic Council is an open invitation opportunity for community and business leaders to engage and collaborate with the PED leadership. Programming offers the most up-to-date information about public education initiatives and policy with the opportunity for Members to ask questions and provide feedback. Civic Council meetings occur quarterly with the opportunity for both in-person and virtual forms of engagement.

  • To view a recording of the most recent Civic Council convening, please click here.
  • If you’re interested in joining the Civic Council listserv, please opt-in here.

NM Chambers of Commerce Lunch and Learn

The Lunch and Learn meetings offer New Mexico chambers of commerce the opportunity to collaborate with NMPED by providing public education programing updates and policy review to local chambers of commerce. This important collaboration can be included in leadership programming and provides the business community with targeted information and resources that will help support students in their community as they transition from K-12 education to career. For more information about the Lunch and Learn program, please email the Director of Community Engagement, Matthew Martinez, at

Information and Resources

New Mexico Military Interstate Childrens Compact Commission (MIC3)

This Interstate Compact addresses some of the educational challenges transitioning children of military families face. MIC3 addresses the key issues encountered by military families including eligibility, enrollment, placement, and graduation.

CTE/College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness Bureau (CCRB) of the PED is dedicated to providing the students of our state with an educational foundation that takes them from primary school through secondary and postsecondary studies. This foundation encourages exploration and achievement in academic, career and technical education.

NMPED Education Report

The Education Report is a monthly newsletter from the NMPED highlighting information, opportunities, and stories of education in New Mexico.

New Mexico Vistas

NM Vistas is a school portal that celebrates our schools’ successes and helps identify those in need of additional support.

NMPED Policy and Legislative Affairs

Page last updated August 20, 2022