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Education digest - June 26


June 26, 2019

Open principal position filled

Clovis Municipal Schools has promoted Lidia Delarosa to the open principal position at La Casita Elementary, according to a news release from the district.

Delarosa takes over for Sylvia Martinez, who retired after the 2018-19 school year.

Delarosa has been with the district since 2005, when she joined La Casita as a dual language teacher. She has also been an instructional coach for both La Casita and the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. She has spent the last two years as an English Learner instructional coach for the district.

Local council appointment out

After more than eight years on the State Investment Council, a local appointment has been replaced.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday appointed two new members to the council, replacing Scott Smart and Lynn Hoffman. Smart, the vice president for business affairs for Eastern New Mexico University, had served on the council since his May 2011 appointment by then-Gov. Susana Martinez.

L. Michael Messina, a private practice attorney, and Central New Mexico Community College Vice President of Finance and Operations Tracy Hartzler were appointed.

“I want to thank Ms. Hoffman and Mr. Smart for their years of committed service to the council and recognize their contributions,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “I’m optimistic our two new appointees will provide the same steady and even-handed management of our state’s all-important investment funds.”

Education Digest is compiled by the staff of The News. Contact Editor Kevin Wilson at 575-763-3431, ext. 320 or

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