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New Mexico 2007 Grantee Abstract

Grantee Name:Jemez Mountain Public Schools
Project Name:Jemez Mountain Transition to Teaching (JMT2T)
Project Director:Adan Delgado 505-638-5491
Linda Coy 505-599-8771
Partner Districts/LEAs:Bernalillo Public Schools, Central Consolidated Schools, Chama Valley Independent Schools, Cuba Independent Schools, Dulce Independent Schools, Espanola Municipal Schools, Gallup McKinley County Schools, Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools, Penasco Independent Schools, Quemado Indpendent Schools, Reserve Independent Schools, and Zuni Public Schools

The Jemez Mountain Transition to Teaching program aims to recruit 300 mid-career professionals and recent college graduates to teach in all core academic subjects, including special education and ESL, in Arizona and New Mexico. The project will serve schools on the Navajo Indian Reservation, the Jicarilla Apache Reservation, and in rural New Mexico and Arizona settings that include Pueblo communities. The program goals address recruitment, mentorship throughout the certification process, teacher retention, and the development of effective hiring practices. Program outcomes include the training and placement of 300 participants in high-need schools, the retention of 90% of participants beyond the initial three-year teaching requirement, and a 20% reduction of hiring time for Jemez Mountain Public Schools.

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