Following many words of praise for the work he has done since he arrived in Las Cruces, Dr. Greg Ewing, Superintendent of the Las Cruces Public Schools, was given a two-year contract by the Las Cruces Board of Education. The contract is effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 and was based on his mid-year performance evaluation.
“The Board is overwhelmingly pleased with his performance,” stated President Maria Flores during their June 20 Board Meeting. “We thank Dr. Ewing for his invaluable contribution to our students, teachers, classified staff, and the community of Las Cruces.”
Flores cited many of Ewing’s accomplishments during the past six months including:
- working constructively and effectively with staff and the bargaining units;
- bringing cohesion to the district’s work and keeping a focus on the district’s mission;
- preserving staff positions closest to the classroom and adding staff based on class size;
- focusing on the “essence of the art of teaching” and encouraging teachers “to focus on teaching children with enthusiasm”;
- managing the district’s multi-million-dollar budget and establishing an appropriate cash balance; and
- focusing “on the importance and integrity of the individual.”
“I accept [the new contract] not only with enthusiasm but with humbleness,” Ewing remarked. “I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that all the great things [that have taken place] are a product of what happens when we work together as a team.”
Ewing’s salary will be $180,000 annually. He offered, and the School Board agreed, to remove compensation related to his fringe benefits, including Internet service at his home office and the use of a district vehicle.
Ewing joined the Las Cruces district on Dec. 5, 2016. He was hired after a national search and was previously a top administrator with the Cobb County School District in Marietta, Georgia.
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