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Teach Plus New Mexico names local teachers to fellowship

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Teach Plus New Mexico has selected two teachers from Roswell as fellows of its third New Mexico Teaching Policy Fellowship.

During the 10-month program, fellows will work on key state-level issues, such as funding for at-risk students, teacher recruitment, and professional development for New Mexico’s educators.

The Roswell area teaching policy fellows are Tennise Lucas and Jessica Sanders, both with the Roswell Independent School District.

The program, according to Teach Plus officials, empowers teachers to magnify the impact they have in the classroom through personal interactions with education leaders and opportunities to advocate for policies to better serve teachers and students.

“In the past two years, Teach Plus and Teach Plus teachers have demonstrated the positive change that well-informed and solutions-oriented educators can achieve on behalf of their students and the profession,” said Hope Morales, Teach Plus New Mexico State Director. “We’re looking forward to another impactful year ahead and to helping shape policies that improve education for New Mexico students.”

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Lucas, a 5th grade teacher at Valley View Elementary School, said, “I am ecstatic to work with a policy group who truly has our students’ best interests at heart.”

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