Archive for March, 2011

Teachers Who Inspire Deadline Extended

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The deadline for Teachers Who Inspire award nominations has been extended to Monday, April 4, at 5 p.m.  SFPS Teachers and Principals, please consider nominating an inspirational teacher from your school!  For guidelines, click “Visit the News Section” below, or email and request TWI Guidelines.

NY Times debates how to raise teachers’ status

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In reaction to the publication of a report analyzing 74 education systems worldwide, “What the U.S. Can Learn From the World’s Most Successful Education Reform Efforts,” the New York Times has invited nine teachers and reformers to consider how best to raise the status of U.S. teachers.

The debate is part of The Times’ Room for Debate feature on its opinion page. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Partners staff or board, but we are pleased to see the quality of public education discussed rationally in the national media.

Teachers Who Inspire Awards

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Partners in Education is now accepting nominations for seven Teachers Who Inspire Awards: Six $1,000 awards, including the Noah C. Rodriguez Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by the Santa Fe Community Foundation 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.  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?

Applications must be received (not postmarked) by Monday, March 28, 5 p.m.

Mail to:  Partners in Education Foundation Partners in Education Foundation PO Box 23374; Santa Fe, NM 87502-3374


Send through school mail to:  Partners in Education Foundation


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

Partners Receives Grants from McCune Charitable Foundation

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

We are thrilled to report that the Partners in Education Foundation, and programs for which we’re the fiscal sponsor, received generous funding from the McCune Charitable Foundation. Awardees include: Artworks, the Endowment for the Santa Fe Public Schools, Capital High School Medical Career Pathways, Young Fathers of Santa Fe and Big Sky Learning.

Thank you, McCune, for all you do for Santa Fe.

Teacher who who lost his eyesight seizes a new vision for his future in education

Monday, March 7th, 2011

From the New Mexican:  Atalaya Elementary School volunteer Martín Gallegos gave up his job as a kindergarten teacher at Atalaya four years ago, when he went blind from detached retinas. Now he’s working toward a master’s degree in teaching the visually impaired.

Thank you, Robert Nott, for your coverage of education in Santa Fe.