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Posted May 14, 2013

Todd Resch Named Principal of the Year by NMPTA

The La Cueva principal was recognized for his visibility, his open-door policy and for always doing what's best for students.

Watch the faculty prank video created by Mr. Resch and the staff at La Cueva for the 2013 senior assembly.

Nearly 900 La Cueva parents and students follow @MrResch on Twitter, where they get daily updates and encouragement from the popular high school principal.

Whether he's at a game or concert, banquet or meet, Todd Resch is La Cueva's biggest cheerleader, signing all of his tweets #WALC (We Are La Cueva).

Some recent tweets:

"At the LC Band Banquet, honoring New Mexico’s best musicians. It’s an honor to be here."

"These La Cueva students are the most inspirational on our campus. Truly amazing people. Spirit of the Bear!"

"Congratulations LCHS Class of 2013! Thank you for an AWESOME year. Best of luck to you, and stop by every now and then to say hello."

The New Mexico Parent Teacher Association, recognizing what a supportive and effective principal Resch is, recently named him Principal of the Year.

"We wish we could clone him," said state PTA President-elect Kim Kerschen. "He is so supportive of everybody. He puts the students first, their safety, their education. At the same time, he is completely supportive of his staff and responsive to parents. He is just a well-rounded principal."

The state PTA represents more than 130 schools, including 80 in Albuquerque. Principals are nominated by their school PTAs. Resch was nominated by the La Cueva PTA and selected as Principal of the Year by a state PTA committee.

Qualities that earned him the award include visibility, an open-door policy and a desire to help students.

"He'll listen to what you have to say, but he always weighs in and does what's best for students," Kerschen said.

Resch was surprised by the honor at a breakfast on May 4 that he attended because he thought his school was being recognized.

"I am deeply humbled by this wonderful recognition," he said. "I am so thankful each and every day for being given the opportunity to serve the La Cueva High School community. I am thankful to be working with such a wonderful school PTA that volunteers numerous hours of its time to benefit La Cueva.

"I firmly believe that I am the least important person on campus. My role is to serve and support the most important people on our campus: students, teachers, staff, parents and school community members."

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