New Mexico Workforce Solutions Director Bill McCamley announced the creation of the Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway program. The idea of the program is to create a skilled workforce in the education field. State officials along with federal officials talked about efforts for recruiting and mentoring new teachers, which in turn, would expand the number of public educators in the state while lowering the cost of training for educators. The Department of Workforce Solutions plans to collaborate with the Southwest Workforce Development Board, Las Cruces Public Schools, and New Mexico State University to make it happen.

Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Mayfield Teacher David Morales, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort

The announcement was made on Friday in the LCPS Central Office boardroom. Among those present, U. S. Representative Xochiti Torres Small, New Mexico State University Provost Carol Parker, LCPS Board President Ed Frank, LCPS Acting Superintendent Steven Sanchez, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Wendy Miller-Tomlinson, incoming LCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Karen Trujillo, and Teacher of the Year at Mayfield High School, David Morales.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions discussed how the apprenticeship pathway program will assist education majors at New Mexico State University. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will help fund the program. Students will also qualify for state and federal funding through a combination of Lottery, Teacher Prep, Affordability Act, Grow Your Own Teachers Act, Pell Grants and other resources.

District administrators, teachers, staff and community pack the LCPS boardroom to listen to Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Mayfield Teacher David Morales, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort on Aug. 23.

“We are committed to mentoring our early career teachers and investing in their continuous improvement,” Dr. Trujillo commented.

The New Mexico legislature allocated $10 million to the state’s higher education department for students in public colleges throughout the state training to become teachers. Individuals with a non-education degree seeking an alternative teaching license are included in the target group for assistance to become licensed teachers.

Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Mayfield Teacher David Morales, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort on Aug. 23.

“By leveraging Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act funding, new Las Cruces Public School teachers can rest easier knowing that their tuition will be taken care of when they pursue an alternative licensure program,” U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., said.

Beyond providing financial support for teachers, the new program will initiate a new teacher mentorship program led by David Morales, a teacher at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces and the 2016 New Mexico teacher of the year.

Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort

New Mexico State University provost, Carol Parker announced that the program could potentially support up to 700 new teachers. The goal is to reduce the student loan debt for teachers.

“It is vital that we support our teachers in this state. It is this type of collaboration that will help us move the needle and improve outcomes from prek- 12th system,” Parker said.

Leaders for Las Cruces Public Schools were proud to announce its support to invest in teachers who graduate from New Mexico State University, opening the window of opportunity for a career in education with the district.

If you’re interested in this program, please contact: Terri Pinedo, Associate Director Human Resources

Phone: 575-527-5978 Fax: 575-527-6658

— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, slewis@lcps.net

El Departamento de Workforce Solutions anuncia su colaboración con el Programa de Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway

El director de Workforce Solutions de Nuevo México, Bill McCamley, anunció la creación del programa de formación de maestros, Teacher Apprenticeship Program. La idea del programa es crear una fuerza laboral especializada en el campo educativo. Los funcionarios estatales y federales hablaron sobre sus esfuerzos para contratar y orientar a maestros nuevos, y a su vez expandir la cantidad de educadores públicos en el estado mientras reducen el costo para el entrenamiento de maestros. El Departamento de Workforce Solutions planea colaborar con el Concejo de desarrollo de Southwest Workforce, las Escuelas públicas de Las Cruces y la Universidad del estado de Nuevo México para que esto sea posible.

Wendy Miller-Tomlinson de LCPS, maestro de Mayfield David Morales, secretario Bill McCamley, congresista de los Estados Unidos, Xochitl Torres Small y rectora de NMSU Carol Parker, hablan sobre su esfuerzo colectivo.

El anuncio se hizo el viernes en el salón de conferencias en la oficina central de LCPS. Entre los presentes, estuvo la congresista de los Estados Unidos, Xochiti Torres Small, rectora de la Universidad del estado de Nuevo México, Carol Parker, presidente del concejo de LCPS, Ed Frank, el superintendente interino de LCPS Steven Sanchez, la superintendente asociada de currículo e instrucción, Dra. Wendy Miller-Tomlinson, la superintendente interina entrante, Dra. Karen Trujillo, y el maestro del año de Mayfield High School, David Morales.

El Departamento de Workforce Solutions habló sobre cómo el programa de camino a formación ayudará a las carreras de educación en la Universidad del estado de Nuevo México. La ley federal de innovación y oportunidad en la fuerza laboral, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, ayudará a financiar el programa. Los estudiantes también calificarán para recibir fondos estatales y federales a través de las siguientes becas: Lottery, Teacher Prep, Affordability Act, Grow Your Own Teachers Act, Pell Grants, y otros recursos.

District administrators, teachers, staff and community pack the LCPS boardroom to listen to Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Mayfield Teacher David Morales, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort on Aug. 23.

“Estamos comprometidos a orientar a nuestros maestros al inicio de su carrera y a invertir en su mejora constante”, comentó la Dra. Trujillo.

La legislatura de Nuevo México asignó $10 millones al departamento de educación superior para los estudiantes en colegios públicos del estado que están entrenando para ser maestros. Las personas con un título no educativo, que buscan obtener una licencia alternativa de enseñanza, están incluidas en el grupo objetivo para recibir asistencia.

“Con los fondos de la ley federal de innovación y oportunidades en la fuerza laboral, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, los maestros nuevos en las Escuelas públicas de las Cruces pueden sentirse tranquilos al saber que su colegiatura estará garantizada cuando entran al programa de licencia alternativa”, dijo la congresista de los Estados Unidos, Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M.

Aparte de proveer apoyo financiero a los maestros, se iniciará un programa para orientación de maestros nuevos dirigido por David Morales, un maestro en Mayfield High School en Las Cruces y el maestro del año de Nuevo México en el 2016.

Wendy Miller-Tomlinson of LCPS, Secretary Bill McCamley, U.S. Rep Xochitl Torres Small and NMSU Provost Carol Parker speak about joint teacher effort

La rectora de la Universidad del estado de Nuevo México, Carol Parker, anunció que el programa tiene potencial de apoyar hasta 700 maestros nuevos. El objetivo es reducir la deuda de préstamo estudiantil para maestros.

“Es fundamental que apoyemos a nuestros maestros en este estado. Es con este tipo de colaboración que podemos cambiar y mejorar los resultados del sistema de educación de pre-K a 12º”, dijo Parker.

Los líderes de las Escuelas públicas de Las Cruces, anunciaron con orgullo su inversión en los maestros que se gradúan de la Universidad del estado de Nuevo México, lo cual amplía oportunidades para una carrera en educación dentro del distrito.