Jessica Sanders
Jessica Sanders, the 2019 New Mexico Teacher of the Year, will be giving a presentation at ENMU this week.

Title V is a cooperative federal grant between Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University. The Title V Cooperative Grant and the ENMU College of Education and Technology (CET) are partnering up to bring a workshop focused on addressing the teacher shortage in eastern New Mexico to the ENMU campus this fall. The workshop will feature Jessica Sanders, the 2019 New Mexico Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Sanders, an instructional coach at Rio Rancho schools, received the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018 and was named the New Mexico Outstanding Science Teacher by the New Mexico Public Education Department in 2017.

The presentation will take place on Aug. 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Golden Student Success Center Room 217.

In addition to the presentation, Mrs. Sanders will be doing a Q&A with teacher candidates at Portales Junior High School and co-teaching an education class at ENMU on Aug. 29.

ENMU is also addressing the teacher shortage by implementing an EdRising Collegiate Student Organization at the University. Educators Rising is a national organization designed to cultivate highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers, beginning in high school and extending through college and into the profession.

Dr. Kathleen Wagner, assistant dean of the CET, is the regional director for EdRising and the faculty advisor for the student organization at ENMU.

For more information, contact Dr. Melissa A. Johnson, project activity coordinator of the Title V cooperative grant, at 575.562.4421 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..