Teacher Grant Application Period is Open

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Partners is now accepting Teacher Grant applications for the 2015-16 school year. Teachers can access the online application form on this website, under the “Forms for Teachers” tab on our home page. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 12, 4 p.m.

Seeking Program Director for ArtWorks Program

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools seeks a Program Director for its award-winning ArtWorks program. The Program Director will coordinate, oversee, document and monitor the program. Position reports to Executive Director. See position description below.

Highly organized; ability to handle multiple tasks and work on deadline.
Ability to work with diverse populations, including teachers, students, parents, donors, etc.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Fundraising experience, budgeting, event-planning.
Facility with MS Word and Excel.
Familiarity with Santa Fe Public Schools a plus.
Familiarity with local arts organizations desirable.

Approx. 30 hrs./wk to start

Please send resume and cover letter to, or mail to:
Partners in Education Foundation
PO Box 23374
Santa Fe, NM 87502

ArtWorks Program Director – Position Description

ArtWorks is a program that serves Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) elementary school educators and students, modeled on the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts Education. The program offers professional development workshops to teachers (currently working with approximately 60 SFPS teachers), and provides trained Teaching Artists (TAs) to work with the teachers and their students. Classroom units of study are based on experiencing a live work of art (performance or exhibit), and include in-class workshops led by a teaching artist before and after a field trip to a museum or performance.

The ArtWorks Program Director works closely with Partners’ board and staff, ArtWorks Artistic Director, and Arts Education Committee, and maintains relationships with current and prospective teachers and TAs, visual and performing arts partners, venues, donors, volunteers, service providers, the City of Santa Fe, school district administrators and principals.

The ArtWorks Program Director:
• Coordinates, oversees, documents and monitors the program.
• Works closely with Artistic Director on artistic aspects of the program, including training and program design.
• Negotiates and administers annual Teaching Artist contracts.
• Provides administrative support for professional development training for Santa Fe elementary school teachers and Teaching Artists.
• Prepares, tracks, and oversees annual budget for ArtWorks program.
• Oversees strategic planning for the program, including planning for future growth and expansion.
• Maintains program-related records, statistics, materials and supplies.
• Assists in writing grants and prepares all grant reports.
• Facilitates monthly meetings of Arts Education Committee; recruits new members.
• Coordinates evaluation efforts through UNM and SurveyMonkey.
• Creates a year-end report documenting the program activities of the previous year.
• Coordinates publication and distribution of an annual poetry review of children’s poetry created through ArtWorks.
• Coordinates, with City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, an annual art show of student art at the Community Gallery.
• Represents the program in the community, including advocacy and community relations.
• Plans events and participates in fundraising efforts.

Lorraine Goldman, advocate, fundraiser, friend

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Partners' directors, past and present: (l-r) Teri Thomson Randall, Valerie Ingram, Lorraine Goldman, Ruthanne Greeley

Partners’ directors, past and present: (l-r) Teri Thomson Randall, Valerie Ingram, Lorraine Goldman, Ruthanne Greeley

We are saddened to report the loss of Partners’ first full-time director, Lorraine Goldman. Lorraine was a force of nature – a tireless advocate for children and for public education. We will miss her mentorship, her amazing ability to advocate and fundraise, but most of all, we will miss her friendship. Thank you, Lorraine, for all you’ve done for our kids, our teachers, and our schools.

Today’s the day. Let’s do this!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Gifts to Partners today will be matched through Give Grande New Mexico.

6 Days to Give Grande New Mexico!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

On May 6th, Give Grande New Mexico will unite donors and charities in 24 hours of giving through the internet. To support Partners, click on

Give Grande New Mexico is a project of the Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico.

Art is Core: 3rd Annual ArtWorks Works! Exhibit

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Friday, March 6th marked the 3rd annual exhibition of works of art by ArtWorks students from the Santa Fe Public Schools at the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery. The show is up through March 23rd.

Teacher Warehouse open only by appointment during the summer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Partners’ Teacher Warehouse will only be open by appointment during the summer. To schedule, please contact Partners at 505-474-0240.

Teachers Who Inspire Deadline Extended to Monday, April 1

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The deadline to submit nominations for our Teachers Who Inspire awards has been extended to Monday, April 1, 4 p.m. See post below for guidelines.

Teachers Who Inspire Nominations Due March 27

Monday, March 25th, 2013

21st Annual Teachers Who Inspire Awards

Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m.

Partners in Education is now accepting nominations for seven
Teachers Who Inspire Awards:

Six $1,000 awards and

One $500 award for a teacher with less than three years’ experience


Letters of nomination are accepted from Santa Fe public school teachers and principals only. The nominee must be a full-time, certified teacher in Santa Fe’s public schools with plans to continue teaching in Santa Fe for at least one more year. You may not nominate a relative or significant other.

To nominate any teacher, provide the following information in the order presented in a maximum of two pages. Use specific details and anecdotes. Don’t tell anyone about your nomination — it’s a surprise!
1. Nominee’s name and school
2. Nominator’s name and school
3. Nominee’s background — Include the number of years teaching in Santa Fe, subjects and grade levels taught.
4. In what ways does this teacher inspire kids to make them want to come to class and learn? How has this teacher helped his or her students make academic progress? Include anecdotes that support this.
5. How does this teacher help and inspire other teachers (and the school and the school district)?
6. In what ways does this teacher work with parents and the community at large?

DEADLINE: Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m.
Mail to: -or- Send through school mail to:
Partners in Education Foundation Partners in Education Foundation
PO Box 23374; Santa Fe, NM 87502-3374

Or, Hand Deliver to Partners in Education Foundation, BF Young Professional Building, 1300 Camino Sierra Vista, Room 109 (across from Curriculum & Instruction)

Warehouse Hours Update

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Partners’ Teacher Warehouse is now open Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The warehouse phone number is 989-1209.