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Education

  • Pecos teacher gets award

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Pecos Independent School District announces the selection of MaryBeth Britton, Pecos High School language arts teacher, as the New Mexico Teacher of the Year.

    The Teacher of the Year is selected by a committee from the Public Education Department and sponsored by the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, SMARTer Kids Foundation, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Ortiz Printing of Santa Fe Team Sales, and the New Mexico Chapter of the National State Teachers of the Year.

  • SFCC president to retire

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College President Sheila Ortego says she will retire at the end of August 2012.

    Ortego said Monday she faces increasing responsibilities in caring for her elderly mother and will step down as college president because “this is a time I must put my family first.”

    She has served as president since 2006. She has held numerous faculty and administrative posts at the school since it was founded in 1983.

  • Students of the month
  • Dictionary delivery
  • Working to save their language

    By Rene Romo
    Albuquerque Journal

    MESCALERO, N.M. — One word at a time, one student at a time, a group of Mescalero Apaches and their partner, a New Mexico State University anthropological linguist, are trying to stave off the demise of the tribe’s ancient tongue, the wellspring of its culture.

  • Dons Pride
  • Walk-a-Thon
  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 4, 2011

    The Associated Press

    Tenured faculty walk off jobs
    ST. LOUIS — Tenured educators and those on track to become so walked off their jobs Thursday at Southern Illinois University, pressing administrators of the 20,000-student school to find temporary replacements for the striking workers in hopes of keeping classes unimpeded.

  • Students of the Month
  • Pecos High School honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic
    Pecos High School 1st nine weeks — Honor Roll (3.5-4.0)
    12th Grade
    Brittany Gallegos, Kristen Herrera, Paulina Lujan, Everett Montaño, Antonio Varela, Vidalia Vigil
    11th Grade
    Kalah  Arellanes, Levi Carrillo, Steven Flores, Alma Lucero, Diamond Montaño, Ashley Tapia,
     Andrew Trujillo, Danae Varela
    10th Grade
    Julissa Archuleta, Katelyn Flores, Nicolette Gonzales, Mariah Ortega, Angelica Ortiz, Leonard Tapia
    9th Grade