The Teacher Liaison works to improve communication between the Public Education Department and teachers and create resources to support improved communication. She also leads and coordinates the Secretary’s Teacher Advisory and the New Mexico Teacher Leader Network.
Achieve Excellence (AE) is a one-year program aimed at supporting and empowering New Mexico’s early career and alternative licensure teachers as they work to improve instruction and dramatically increase student outcomes in their schools.
Secretary’s Teacher Advisory (STA)
This distinguished group of teachers meets with the Secretary of Education quarterly for a full day to provide valuable insight into education issues. The goal of the STA is to EQUIP teachers with information & resources; EMPOWER teachers to increase student achievement; and CHAMPION success.
New Mexico Teacher Leader Network State Ambassadors
NMTLN Ambassadors learn about PED areas of focus and state policy, develop a statewide community of support, and create resources to equip teachers with helpful and accurate information. Ambassadors go deep around specific topics and gain expertise as teacher leaders.
New Mexico Teacher Leader Network School Liaisons
NMTLN School Liaisons hone their teacher leadership skills and gain knowledge about PED areas of focus and state policy. School Liaisons serve as the on-the-ground go-to person at their school site to help explain PED areas of focus and provide guidance to their colleagues.
For more information on teacher leadership opportunities, please reach out to the NM PED’s Teacher Liaison, Heather Herd: