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School Board Governance and Operations/Professional Development

Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS)

The Council of the Great City Schools works to promote urban education through legislation, research, instruction, management, technology, and other special projects. The organization helps to build capacity in urban education with programs to boost academic performance and narrow achievement gaps; improve professional development; enhance the opportunity to learn; and strengthen leadership, governance, and management. The council is governed by a board of directors composed of one superintendent and school board member from each of the largest school districts in the country.

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

This organization works to bring together Latinos who are in educational public offices and other leadership positions to improve educational outcomes for Latino students.  Board members who receive scholarships for the national NALEO workshops on educational issues attend. Currently, Board Member Peggy Muller-Aragόn serves on the board. All board members are members of NALEO.

National School Board Association (NSBA)

The National School Board Association represents more than 90,000 local school board members who are dedicated to educating every child to his or her fullest potential and committed to leadership for student achievement. All board members are members of the association.

New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA)

The New Mexico School Boards Association provides development and support for local boards of education in New Mexico. The NMSBA is the member organization for all of New Mexico's school boards to support their efforts in providing a quality education for all students of New Mexico. The NMSBA serves its members through advocacy at the state and federal level; leadership development services and training for local school boards; and encourages collaboration with community, elected officials and other educational organizations for the benefit of New Mexico’s children. Board Member Barbara Petersen is the at-large member on the association’s board and serves on the Resolutions Committee. All board members participate in meetings and workshops.