Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Education Program with Zoom
Registration is open to Lifetime Members!
(Registration will be available for all other alumni on July 29th.)
A Native New Mexican, born and raised in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Upon graduation from high school, TJ attended and played basketball at New Mexico Military Institute. The Broncos were ranked as high as 12th in the nation during sophomore year. He completed his collegiate eligibility at The Citadel in Charleston South Carolina and received my Bachelors and Masters degrees at Eastern New Mexico University.
His wife is Teresa Turner Parks and she teaches Business and Technology at Tatum Municipal Schools. Teresa and TJ have been married for thirty-seven years and we have two wonderful children.
TJ worked for the Tatum Municipal Schools for 21 years, and his last nine as superintendent. He also coached and taught two years in Friona, Texas and served as Middle School assistant principal for 3 years in Dimmitt, Texas. He is currently in his twelfth year at Hobbs Municipal Schools. He was Assistant Superintendent for Operations 2007-10 and has served as superintendent since July 2010 to present.
For nearly 30 years, Stan Rounds served as a public-school superintendent in Des Moines, Alamogordo, Hobbs and Las Cruces. Mr. Rounds also served as the associate superintendent of Finance for the New Mexico State Department of Education, as the financial analyst for the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee, and 10 years as a teacher for the Albuquerque Public Schools. He now serves as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders and the New Mexico School Superintendents Association.
Mr. Dennis Roch spent much of his childhood in the Clovis area, growing up the son of an Air Force officer stationed at Cannon AFB.
In 1995, he received a teaching degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and then continued his studies in the Washington, DC, area– earning his master’s degree while working for US Senator Pete Domenici on Capitol Hill.
Beginning in 1999, he served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, and assistant superintendent in several eastern NM districts. In 2013, he accepted the position of Superintendent of the Logan Schools and continues in that position today.
Dennis ran for office in 2004, and he was elected that year to a 4-year term on the Public Education Commission. Then, in 2008, he was elected as State Representative for District 67 in northeastern New Mexico and served 10 years as a legislator.
Since retiring from the legislature, Dennis has been active in the NM School Superintendents Association and currently serves as the association’s president.
He is married to Tucumcari native Rochelle Hodge, who is also an educator, and the couple has four young children, 9, 7, 5, and 2.
This event is open to dues-paying Alumni Members and Lifetime Members. Event is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is first-come, first-served. This event WILL fill up – don’t delay!
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The past few months have been difficult for everyone but continued support from our donors allows us to bring educational programs to leaders across the state.
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