Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022
principal" means a properly licensed instructional leader who assists a
principal in a public school.
"BIE school" means a bureau of Indian education school that is
governmentally owned and controlled, located in New Mexico, provides
instruction for first through twelfth grades and is not sectarian or
means an individual who:
holds an active level 3-B license or an active teaching license;
(2) is employed by a school district or
charter school as an administrator or a teacher as defined by this
(3) completes the PED's
teacher observation training and who passes the PED's assessment of the adopted
a highly effective or exemplary rating during the previous school year;
(5) completes follow-up
training and who passes the PED's assessment of the adopted observation
protocol on an annual basis; for purposes of this subsection, annual basis
means the earlier of August 1 of a given school year or 90 days after hire;
provided, however, that the annual training and certification is transferable
within the state.
"Department" means the New Mexico public education department or
effectiveness evaluation systems developed by the department.
"Fidelity observations" means
the requirement of school leaders to periodically observe and evaluate assigned
teachers in the classroom with observations that have been documented and are
school employee" means teachers and school leaders employed in a public
Teacher" means a person who holds a level one or a level one alternative
license and is in their first year three years of teaching.
"Principal" means the chief
instructional leader and administrative head of a public school.
"School district" means one
of the 89 political subdivisions of the state created for the administration of
public schools and includes those state-authorized charter schools that have
not requested waiver of evaluation standards for school personnel.
District-authorized charter schools are excluded from being considered a school
district for purposes of this rule.
superintendent" means the chief executive officer of a school district
and the head administrator of a charter school.
"School leader" means a
principal or assistant principal employed in a public school.
"State agency" means the New
Mexico military institute, the New Mexico school for the blind and visually
impaired, the New Mexico school for the deaf, any juvenile detention center or
facility served by the juvenile justice service of the children youth and
families department, the New Mexico youth diagnostic and development center,
the Sequoyah adolescent treatment center of the department of health, Carrie
Tingley crippled children's hospital, the New Mexico behavioral health
institute at Las Vegas and any other state agency responsible for educating
"Teacher" means a person who holds a level 1, 2, or 3-A license
and whose primary duty is classroom instruction or the supervision, below the
school principal level, of an instructional program or whose duties include
curriculum development, peer intervention, peer coaching or mentoring or
serving as a resource teacher for other teachers. "Teacher" shall not include
any person issued a Native American language and culture certificate pursuant
to the School Personnel Act.