Posted on January 11, 2011



January 07, 2011 



Silver City, NM – The School of Education graduated 22 student teachers at the fall commencement in December. 

Prior to graduating, the education majors were placed in classrooms in Arizona and New Mexico from August through December. The teacher-candidates completed 680 clock hours in one semester. During the practice teaching experience, the teacher-candidates assumed all teaching duties, attended weekly seminars, and completed a professional portfolio. 

By semester’s end, the teacher-candidates designed and presented an action-learning unit, a five lesson inquiry-based project organized around an essential question and implemented in the classroom. 

The graduates were placed at Western New Mexico University partner schools in Arizona and New Mexico. 


• Hayley Fox, Sahuarita Primary School 


New Mexico 

• Gary Allison, Cliff High School 

• Michelle Alvarado, April Lopez and Cheryl Montes, Central Elementary 

• Charlene Bruton, Bataan Elementary 

• Amy Chacon and Brenda Padilla, Jose Barrios Elementary 

• Maryanne Coppinger, Deming High School 

• Scotty Crespin, Socorro High School 

• Rosa Diaz, Columbus Elementary School 

• Emmarie Flores, Harrison Schmitt Elementary 

• Reina Garcia and Mercy Leyba, Cobre High School 

• Melissa Nanez, Opportunity High School 

• Carrie Ann Ramirez, R.V. Taylor Elementary School 

• Holly Remondini, Memorial Elementary 

• Aaron Swatzel, Aldo Leopold High School 

• Latisha Zamora, Hatch Valley High School 

• Nora Duarte, Elisha Owen, Lilliana Sanchez-Canos and Devin Stroman, G.W. Stout Elementary School 


Contact: Abe Villarreal 

Phone: 575.538.6336 


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