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Roosevelt MS and A. Montoya ES Combining to Become K-8 School
The move promotes teacher collaboration, sharing of resources.
May 1, 2012
Albuquerque Public Schools has decided to take advantage of the proximity of the two campuses of A. Montoya Elementary and Roosevelt Mid-School in Tijeras and combine the administration for the two schools next school year. This means that A. Montoya/Roosevelt will be the district’s first kindergarten through 8th grade school.
The creation of a K-8 school will allow the two schools to more closely align their curriculum and instruction and provide a more smooth transition as students move from fifth to sixth grade. Teachers also will have the opportunity to collaborate more with their peers to help students who may struggle with that transition.
Students in the primary grades will get the opportunity to participate in more co-curricular activities like choir and band, which are offered to students in the upper grades.
Cee Kaye Nation, currently the principal at Roosevelt, will be the principal of the new K-8 model school.
Venesee Mildren, currently the principal at A. Montoya, will be the principal at another elementary school in the district.
“We believe that combining A. Montoya and Roosevelt into a single school will have benefits for all students and families,” APS Associate Superintendent Diane Kerschen said. “We are very excited about this kindergarten-8th grade model and increasing student achievement.”
A community meeting is set for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Roosevelt Mid-School to explain the new model and answer questions.