“What will K-12 Education Look Like in the Fall?”

Albuquerque, NM

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Education Program with Zoom

 

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Registration is open to Lifetime Members!
(Registration will be available for all other alumni on July 29th.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TJ Parks

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.

 

Stan Rounds

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.

 

Dennis Roch

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.

 

Registration

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!

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom Education Program Sponsorship 

New Mexico Fiscal and Policy Issues

Virtual Education Program

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

New Mexico Fiscal and Policy Issues

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting with Zoom

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David Abbey, Director of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

 

Speaker – David Abbey, Director of The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

David Abbey has served over 25 years as staff Director for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. Previous state government service includes; Chief Investment Officer for the State Treasurer, Staff Director for the Board of Finance and Chief Economist for the Department of Finance and Administration. Prior to working for the State of New Mexico, he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He graduated from Brown University, with a Bachelors
in Economics.

Registration

Event is limited to 100 attendees. Registration is first-come, first-served. This event WILL fill up – don’t delay!

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.

 

Thank you to our Program Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoom Education Program Sponsorship 

Connect Program Class of 2020

NEW MEXICO

Date: September 2019 - January 2020

Session 1 – Los Alamos, September 25-28, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 began with their first session on September 25-28 in Los Alamos. The program began with lunch and tour of the Valles Caldera, followed by a welcome dinner hosted by Roger Waterman & Emily McGay, Core Class of 2006 and 2009, respectively. On Thursday at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge, the class participated in introductions and a personal leadership skill building workshop with Phil Bryson, On the Edge Productions. The day concluded with dinner at the Bandelier National Monument. On Friday, the class heard presentations on a variety of subjects from respected experts in their field, followed by dinner at Bradbury Science Museum. The session concluded on Saturday with more presentations at the Pajarito Mountain Cliffs County facility.

Thank you to the following Sponsors of the Los Alamos Session: TechSource, Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bandelier National Monument, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Janet Blair Consulting, Lexus of Albuquerque / Lexus of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Phil Bryson – On the Edge, Ltd., and the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos.

 

Session 2 – Las Cruces, November 13-16, 2019

The Connect Class of 2020 met for the second time in November in Las Cruces. The program began with a Golf Clinic at the NMSU driving range and was followed by dinner at La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant. On Thursday, the class participated in a tour and Command Brief of White Sands Missile Range with presentations on a variety of topics from respected experts in their fields. The day concluded with dinner at Allen Theatres’ Launchpad Cafe. On Friday, the class heard more from industry experts on critical issues facing New Mexico, and New Mexico State College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences. The day closed with dinner at the Bobby Lee Lawrence Academy of Wine – Gerald Thomas Hall. On Friday, the final day of the session, the class met at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine to continue learning from speakers.

Thank you to the following sponsors of the Las Cruces Session: Allen Theaters, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant, Lexus of Albuquerque/Lexus of Santa Fe, New Mexico State University, Spence Asset Management, and STS of New Mexico.

Session 3 – Roswell, January 14-17, 2020

The final program session of 2020 was held in Roswell. The program began with a tour of Dean Baldwin painting and was followed by dinner at Pioneer Bank. On Wednesday, the class gathered at Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell to hear from speakers on topics relating to municipal, county, and state level issues and structures. Dinner that evening was held at the home of Bill & Sandra Davis. Thursday’s educational component was held at Roswell Museum and Art Center and featured speakers on the topic of education, including K-12 and higher ed. The class then toured MISTIC Inc. Matrix International Security Training Intelligence Center and Three Amigos Dairy.  The group finished the day with dinner at at the Historical Society of Southeast New Mexico. Friday’s activities included team building exercises at the New Mexico Military Institute led by Phil Bryson. The group then toured and had dinner at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art with their graduation ceremony following!

Thank you to the Sponsors of the Roswell session: New Mexico MEP, Pioneer Bank, Ragsdale Law Firm, Roswell Chaves County EDC, and Xcel Energy. As well as the In-Kind Sponsors: Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Crystal Springs Bottled Water, Bill and Sandra Davis, Dean Baldwin Painting, Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell, New Mexico Military Institute, Pioneer Bank, and Three Amigos Dairy.