54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020


Mimi Stewart









     WHEREAS, public educators are vital and integral parts of New Mexico's education system throughout the state in early education centers, eighty-nine diverse school districts and the state's institutions of higher learning; and

     WHEREAS, learning is a continuum from birth through career, each level building upon prior learning, and educators work to embrace students' cultural, linguistic and familial knowledge in order to create a truly enriching educational experience; and

     WHEREAS, early education professionals work with New Mexico's youngest learners to lay a solid foundation for future learning and cultivate young minds in an effort to promote lifelong learning; and

     WHEREAS, instructional personnel, support personnel and ancillary personnel are responsible for the important task of educating future generations of New Mexicans and contribute daily to the growth and success of the state's children, often in challenging settings; and

     WHEREAS, educational assistants, instructional assistants and community support liaisons often serve high-needs student populations, including special education students and students with exceptional behavioral and social needs, and often assist teachers with the youngest students; and

     WHEREAS, facilities personnel, transportation personnel, secretaries and cafeteria workers take pride in the rewarding role they play within New Mexico's education system from early education through higher education and work hard to serve all students; and

     WHEREAS, New Mexico's public post-secondary educational institutions continue to build upon the educational foundations students received in high school and provide students with essential skills and knowledge that enhance personal growth, economic opportunity and civic engagement; and

     WHEREAS, faculty at New Mexico's public colleges and universities conduct groundbreaking research that has led to important contributions to the economic growth and social welfare of the state; and

     WHEREAS, New Mexico's public educators are, as a whole, responsible for challenging, encouraging and preparing generation after generation of New Mexico's children for future success by promoting and creating a twenty-first century, world-class education system in New Mexico;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 15, 2020 be declared "New Mexico Public Educator Appreciation Day" in the senate to acknowledge the immeasurable contributions and hard work public educators provide on behalf of students, parents, communities and New Mexico's places of learning; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the governor, the secretary of public education, the secretary of higher education and the secretary of children, youth and families.

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