From left, LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt, New Mexico Teacher of the Year Carolyn Torres, Paul Aguilar of the Public Education Department, Third Grade Team Teacher Sharon Jiron and Debbie Smith Chamisa Elementary Principal. Torres’ husband David Torres also attended the special event. Courtesy photo
Carolyn Torres of Los Alamos was honored at the 2014 Teacher of the Year luncheon at UNM in Albuquerque. The award was presented by Paul Aguilar New Mexico Public Education Department.
The New Mexico Teacher of the Year Program began in 1963. Each year, all New Mexico school districts and State Charter schools are invited to nominate an outstanding teacher to become New Mexico’s Teacher of the Year; this teacher represents New Mexico in the National Teacher of the Year competition.
New Mexico’s Teacher of the Year acts as the spokesperson for the teaching profession for New Mexico. The New Mexico Teacher of the Year program incorporates the New Mexico Public Education Department’s vision of a world-class educational system in which all New Mexico students are prepared to succeed in a diverse and increasingly complex world.
For more information visit http://teachnm.org/programs/teacher-of-the-year-program.html.