Welcome to the Las Cruces Public Schools, where we value our vision of “going above and beyond for every student, every day.” LCPS is home to 25,000 students and 3,100 employees and it is my honor and privilege to serve as your superintendent. I pledge to you that the school district will offer an outstanding educational opportunity for all students. Furthermore, the district’s leadership team and I believe in all employees and will strive daily to ensure LCPS is the best place for teaching, learning and leading for the entire LCPS community.
It is with pride that I can say to you that I have spent the past 33 years as a teacher and administrator, having worked in Marietta, Georgia, before moving to Las Cruces in 2016.
As I enter my third year as your superintendent, I would like to let you know that I have spent the past year restructuring Central Office to better serve schools, support teachers, and enrich the lives of students. This includes the creation of a new Leadership Division, designed to develop strong leaders throughout the district. I have also created the Department of Equity, Innovation & Social Justice. Among the exciting projects that the Department has already launched are our new International Welcome Centers, designed to meet the unique needs of the district’s international students, which are currently operational at our four comprehensive high schools. Plans are currently underway to expand them to other LCPS campuses.
I would also like to announce that LCPS has proclaimed the 2018-19 school year the “Year of the Teacher.” This year, we are celebrating teachers for their hard work and commitment to the students of the district. We are encouraging them to focus on doing what they do best — and that is teaching. And we would like to make sure that they know we are here to support them in any way we can. Again, my office exists to support teachers.
As the year continues, I will continue to teach alongside you. In addition to teaching a Bilingual Education class at Doña Ana Community College, I will also be returning to the high school classroom to co-teach two sections of AP Psychology with New Mexico State Senator Bill Soules, who chairs the Senate Education Committee.
I invite you to visit your child’s school and join us on our journey of educating today’s student’s for tomorrow’s challenges. I have enormous respect for the district’s educational team and consider it an honor and privilege to serve alongside the LCPS staff in educating our youth.
I hope you will join me in making LCPS the best place to teach, learn and lead in a culture where everyone goes “above and beyond for every student, every day.”
Gregory Ewing, Ed.D.