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School Board recognizes 30 teachers

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County teachers honored as ‘exemplary’ among state educators

More than 30 teachers were recognized at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education regular meeting Dec. 17.

The teachers, who received plaques at the meeting, were rated “exemplary” by the New Mexico teacher evaluation system.

Priscilla Manuelito, Dist. 3 board member, said it was impressive that over 30 teachers were recognized that night.

“[It is] just awesome that we have a lot of great teachers who are going above and beyond,” she said after the meeting.

At the meeting, several teachers were also recognized by the McKinley Education Foundation, a nonprofit group formed in 2006 to support education in the county by raising funds for educators in the classroom throughout the school district.

McKinley Education Foundation recognized teachers for projects that involved third-grade reading programs, science, mathematics, finance management and early learning.

Teachers recognized by the foundation were awarded $400 to use toward these projects.

Mike Hyatt, GMCS Superintendent, said the school district is always excited to expand.

“Every bit helps when we’re trying to educate students,” he said after the meeting.

By Cody Begaye
Sun Correspondent