“Jessica Sanders, the 2019 New Mexico Teacher of the Year, visited Eastern New Mexico University from Aug. 29-30. The trip was sponsored by Educators Rising ENMU, Educators Rising Portales High School and the Title V Grant.
Mrs. Sanders has been teaching for 12 years. She is currently an instructional coach in Rio Rancho and serves as president-elect of the New Mexico Science Teachers Association.
On Aug, 29, Mrs. Sanders participated in a Q&A with teacher candidates at Portales Junior High School, then went to ENMU to co-teach a class with Dr. Kathleen Wagner, associate professor of secondary education and assistant dean of the College of Education and Technology, had lunch with faculty and teacher candidates, did a KENW-FM interview and gave a general session presentation in the Golden Student Success Center. She had dinner with Kappa Delta Pi and Voices teacher candidates at Juanito’s in Portales.
On Aug. 30, Mrs. Sanders spoke to seniors enrolled in the “Educator Cadet” class at Portales High School and visited Clovis Community College.
Dr. Wagner and Marisa Luna, a mathematics for secondary education major serving as the president of ENMU Educators Rising, shared their thoughts on the event.”