LAFSE Hosts ‘Meet & Greets’ Monday for Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Morales


The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) will hold a “meet and greet” for its endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Howie Morales 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

A reception will follow, hosted by LAFSE President Ellen Mills and Karyl Ann Armbruster, former LAFSE president, 6-7:30 p.m. at Armbruster’s home at 605 Totavi to allow additional opportunity to meet Morales. Refreshments will be served.

Morales grew up in Silver City. After he finished his Bachelor of Science degree, he completed a Master of Arts degree in Bilingual Special Education in 1998. In 2007, he earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a dual emphasis in computer learning technologies and management and leadership. He has been a state senator since 2008.

In the senate, Morales consistently promotes educational issues, Armbruster said, adding that he has been a strong advocate for early childhood education having voted twice for a constitutional amendment to increase funding for early childhood education. He wants to educators to be respected and paid a salary that will attract and retain the best teachers, Armbruster said. He wants teachers not to teach to a test but to educate children to be life-long learners. He supports researched-based changes in education rather than random unproven ideas.

In 2013, Morales authored a bill to reform the “flawed” teacher evaluation system. The legislation passed through the legislature, but was vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez.

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