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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning Overview

In collaboration with teachers and building administrators, Alamogordo Public Schools Teaching and Learning Department has the general responsibility for the instructional material adoption process, revision of curriculum maps, approval of all courses offered for credit, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Teaching and Learning also support various programs to develop and improve teaching and learning in the district.

Teaching & Learning strives to:

  • Set strategy for academic instruction and secondary reform. 
  • Align all instruction and programs to effectively support and increase high student achievement. 
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and direction for the overall planning of curriculum, instruction, professional and leadership development, and support programs. 
  • Use data to determine the effectiveness of programs and initiatives.

Curriculum & Instruction

The Curriculum & Instruction Department is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Curriculum & Instruction oversees the implementation of state standards and focuses on instructional best practices and works to provide a curriculum designed to engage and ignite learning opportunities for all students.

  • Technology Innovation
  • Student Assessment
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD)
  • Instructional Development & Evaluation

Staff

Virginia Cole

SIS Specialist

Irma Montoya

Senior Assistant

575-812-6013

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Dr. Whitney Anderson

Grant Administrator Specialist

575-812-6205

Carrie Rowe

Carrie Rowe

Coordinator - Data & Assessment

575-812-6035

Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez

Coordinator of Innovation and Technology

575-812-6031

Bertha Garza

Leadership Development Administrator - Elementary

Debra Rottland

Debra Rottland

Coordinator - Curriculum & Instruction

Sarah Johnston

Instructional Coach - Secondary

Laura Kirkpatrick

Instructional Coach

Charles Turpin

Truancy Officer

575-812-6528

Cresta Hooser

Cresta Hooser

Teacher - Instructional Coach

Jacquelyn Archuleta-Staehlin

In-House Legal Support

Jaimi Lewis

Assessment Data Specialist

575-812-6036

Lenny Schartau

Center of Excellence Support

Marcy Garwood

COP Centralized Data

Anna Alday

Coordinator - CTE

Raeh Burns

STARS Data Management Specialist

Candice Lansford

Teacher - Instructional Coach

Christina Trujillo

Christina Trujillo

Principal - Elementary

575-812-5905

Bill Turner

Assistant Principal - Elementary

575-812-5755

David Shriver

Principal - Elementary

575-812-5755

Nolan Autry

Assistant Principal - High School

575-812-6527

Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree

Acting Superintendent

michael.crabtree@alamogordoschools.org

575-812-6001

Miguel (RJ) Baca

Miguel (RJ) Baca

Principal - Middle School

575-812-6527

Melissa Cole

Melissa Cole

Director of Special Programs

575-812-5805

Danielle Kusmak

Danielle Kusmak

Principal - Middle School

575-812-6405

Ellen Virden

Ellen Virden

Principal - Middle School

April Shay

April Shay

Principal - High School

575-812-6505

Katelynn Stone

Assistant Principal - Middle School

Manuela Sanchez

Manuela Sanchez

Principal - Elementary

575-812-5105

Catherine Diaz

Catherine Diaz

Principal - Elementary

575-812-5605

Dawna Dupre

Dawna Dupre

Assistant Principal - Elementary

575-812-5487

Johnna Rocker-Clinton

Assistant Principal - High School

575-812-6525

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Assistant Principal - High School

575-812-5157

Vickie Horne

Assistant Principal - Elementary

Yvonne Bernino

Yvonne Bernino

Principal - Elementary

yvonne.bernino@alamogordoschools.org

Dr. Ernestine Baca

Dr. Ernestine Baca

Assistant Principal - Middle School

ernestine.baca@alamogordoschools.org

Anna Weaver

Assistant Principal - Middle School

Roman Renteria

Roman Renteria

Assistant Principal - Middle School

Karen Middlebrooks

Principal - Elementary School

575-812-6415

Eve Garnett-Hopkins

Assistant Principal - High School

575-812-6508

Kathy Roush

Principal - Elementary

Heidi Twining

Assistant Principal - Elementary

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