April 30, Sunday, 11 am

Veronica Garcia, Superintendent Santa Fe Public SchoolsPublic Schools in Conversation.
With Dr. VERONICA GARCIA, Superintendent, Santa Fe 

Journey Host: Alan Webber

 

 

Garcia has  pushed for a comprehensive approach to educational reform by advocating for increased funding for programs such as school-based health clinics, breakfast in the schools, and elementary physical education. Under her leadership, New Mexico garnered top rankings for school reform, accountability systems, increased teacher quality, data quality, health and wellness policies, parental involvement, and college and career readiness.   Previously Garcia  served  as Executive Director for NM Voices for Children, Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, and New Mexico’s first Cabinet Secretary of Education. As Cabinet Secretary of Education, she advocated for the passage of many educational reforms including the state’s Pre-K Act, Hispanic Education Act, programs that extend the school year for at-risk children (K-3 Plus), and rigorous academic standards that were recognized nationally.