Re: Great districts in New Mexico? Moving out of Michigan..
Posted by Derek Clark on 5/01/07
On 4/28/07, Brandon wrote:
> What would be a great district to work in New Mexico (in
> terms of available jobs, good salary, good students, nice
> area, etc)?
> My fiancée and I are thinking about moving out of
> Michigan, due to the poor economy there. We are 27 and
> 25, and we both just received our teaching certificates
> (secondary) and I have endorsements in Physics and
> Earth/Space Sciences, and she has endorsements in Social
> Studies, History, Spanish, and ESL.
> Thank you!
Hello, my name is Derek Clark. I was looking through this
web site and came across your statement. I am sure you will
recieve many varying replies based on where people live in
I teach sceince in Southeastern New Mexico. To tell you
the truth - New Mexico school districts vary. We have some
of the most mixed multicultural school districts by region
you may ever see. If your looking for a big city life
Albuquerque or Las Cruces NM would be better. Honestly, Las
Cruces is better than Albuquerque. There is a big difference
between Northern Mew Mexico and Southern New Mexico. The
southern half is more conservitive if you will.
There are many respected small school districts in the
state. I teach at a small Double A school. We have 175
students 9-12. We are the 5th highest paying schools in the
state. You would be suprised but many of the smaller
districts pay way more than the bigger school school
Sceince teachers are in high demand in New Mexico plus
ESL are also. I know Albuqurque is opining up two new high
schools this year and they are looking for teachers big
I don't if this helped you much. Both of my parents were
teachers for 30 yrs. here in New Mexico....if you have more
specific questions I could help.