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Posted October 28, 2014

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Peggy Candelaria, Principal

Manzano Mesa Elementary School

Honoring our principals as part of National Principals Month


Meet Peggy Candelaria, Principal at Manzano Mesa Elementary School

Prior to your experience at Manzano Mesa, where else have you worked?

Sandia Base Elementary School
Algadones Elementary School

What made you decide to become a principal?

I thought I could make a difference in the profession I love.

What advice would you provide to someone interested in becoming a principal?
Be strong, work hard, lead by example, think of the students first when making decisions.

Please share with us one experience you are proud of or a rewarding experience you have had as principal.
I am proud of leading the community school work at Manzano Mesa and the national media recognition we have received.

What is something that you would like to share with the public/district administration about your school that we might not know? 
Manzano Mesa has phenomenal teachers! It's a great place to be everyday. Our motto is "Together We Can" and we really believe that.

Please provide one sentence/paragraph about your overall thoughts of being a principal, and what it means to you.

Being a principal is hard and exhausting work! We DO make differences in the lives of our students, and the community which we serve.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I would like to thank my husband Marty and my daughters Analise and Alexis for always supporting me!

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