2016-2017 Advancement Process for NMTEACH

On December 22nd, 2014 the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) provided guidelines for districts and schools "flexibility" regarding the advancement process for Level I and Level II teachers.  

The flexibility provided to effective, highly effective and exemplary teachers is available to all teachers that meet the criteria addressed regardless of licensure expiration. A key component to the flexibility revolves around the Value Added Score (VAS) at it relates to Student Achievement on a teacher's evaluation.

Teachers advancing from each level must still meet the requirement of three successful years at their existing licensure level. Additionally, teachers moving from Level II to Level III must also have a Master’s Degree to qualify for advancement.  (Source: Lenti Memo of 1.16.15)  Level II or III teachers who wish to renew his or her license may continue to do so as long as he or she is at least minimally effective.  The same renewal process and form is located in the human resources office. 


To better understand the pathway to renewal and advancement, please click on the links based on your summative evaluation effectiveness level. 

Please note that the data used is the 2015-2016 Summative Evaluations when determining eligibility to bypass the dossier.  Please review the September 9, 2016 Licensure Advancement Process for the 2016-2017 School Year Memo, issued by Seana Flanagan Assistant Director for Educator Quality at the Public Education Department.

levels i to ii    level ii to iii

When you are ready to renew or advance, come to human resources and visit with Luana Esparsen or email and make an appointment with Luana, EsparsenL@hobbsschools.net . 



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