Hi School and District Leaders! Thanks for visiting this site. Our hope is that the resources found here will be useful for you as well as your teachers. Feel free to share the resources, use them however you like, and let us know if there are resources you’d like us to create that aren’t on the site yet.
Supporting a Teacher through Alt Licensure? Check out and share this 5 video NM Alternative Licensure A to Z Playlist!
TFA Leadership Development Opportunities for Teachers and Leaders
In addition to creating these resources for teachers, Teach For America New Mexico has great local and national professional development opportunities for teachers and leaders. Here are a few we recommend that are open to all educators:
2022 Application Deadline is Feb 21, and the Application will re-open in January 2023
Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for school leadership roles while building a powerful network of aspiring school leaders in rural communities. The Rural School Leadership Academy is a yearlong fellowship for up to 50 participants made up of three streams of aspiring and current school leaders:
- Stream 1: Classroom teachers who are beginning to explore school leadership roles.
- Stream 2: Mid-level school-based leaders preparing for school principal roles.
- Stream 3: School principals focused on building and sustaining their leadership.
2022 conference will be held virtually, Feb 2 – 3. This conference is happens February of each year
School and system level leaders are a critical lever in impacting the outcomes for our kids. They have the profound impact of being able to both positively influence students directly and create the institutional conditions that make schools and systems more equitable at scale. School and system leaders who identify as Black, Native/Indigenous, and People of Color have a particularly crucial role in the quest for educational equity, and Teach For America’s network of school and systems leaders is representationally more diverse than the national average. Attendees will access strong professional development, and inspire and connect with one another in a space not found elsewhere in the educational ecosystem.
PowerHour5 (pH5) is a 5 week, cohort-based learning and collaboration series for school and systems leaders. Each pH5 series will focus on a different theme/topic relevant to the moment and integrate learning from experts and collaborative space for participants. Participants will meet weekly for 5 weeks. Participants will meet for 2 hours each week. This program is open to all school and system leaders, including non TFA alum. There is no cost. PowerHour5 will be held virtually 4 times throughout the year with cohorts starting in–November 2021, January 2022, March 2022, and May 2022.
New Mexico Teacher Leader Fellowship
Designed for teachers in years 3-5 to help them increase their impact overtime and learn skills and strategies for adult learning, strategic decision making, etc. Meet our 2022 Fellows. Next Application Window will open Fall 2022. Nominate a teacher for the 2023 Cohort here.
A wealth of resources available to download, including candidate trackers, cultivation work plans, and a marketing and cultivation strategy resource.
See a recording of a Teach New Mexico event to discuss the need to collaborate to engage the next generation of New Mexico educators. Listen to a panel discussion between Dr. Gwen Perea Warniment of the NMPED and Apollonia Gallegos of Teach For America’s National Recruitment team and hear about Bright Spots and success stories.
See a recording of a live Teach New Mexico event with a New Mexico teacher panel and an overview of the benefits and pathways to becoming a teacher, with a closer look at NM’s alternative licensure pathway.