In 2008, the New Mexico Legislature unanimously passed Senate Joint Memorial 3 (SJM3). SJM 3 directed the Office of Education Accountability (OEA), Public Education Department (PED), and Higher Education Department (HED) to collaborate with school districts and institutions of higher education in the development of a plan to enhance the recruitment, preparation, mentoring, evaluation, professional development and support for school principals and other educational leaders.
The SJM3 summary report, Strong Leaders for New Mexico Schools, proposed six recommendations. One recommendation was to develop and implement the New Mexico Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute will provide a comprehensive and cohesive framework for strengthening the preparation, mentoring and professional development of school leaders. One aspect of the framework, principal mentoring, is a primary focus of the leadership development efforts.
In 2009, the New Mexico Legislature passed and Governor Richardson signed HB 2 that appropriated $200K towards the establishment of an Educational Leadership Institute. In addition, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 133, which allows for a Provisional Level 3B Administrator’s Licensure to be issued by the Public Education Department
The Principal Mentor Network is designed to provide professional development, resources and networking for districts and Charter schools who:
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Senior Policy Director
Office of Education Accountability
Professional Licensure Bureau
Larry J. Martinez
Professional Development Bureau
Dr. Susanna Murphy
UNM College of Education Partnership Office