Friday, January 30, 2015
LCPS Mission: The Las Cruces Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provide a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity.

Elementary Instruction

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Polanco , Lydia Director Elementary Instruction Work Phone: 575-527-6011 Add to Address Book


The mission of the Elementary Instruction Department is to provide support to principals and teachers in the implementation of curriculum and enhanced instructional practices.


  • Support schools in the utilization of the New Mexico Standards & Benchmarks
  • Provide leadership in developing curricular tools (i.e. curriculum maps, pacing guides, etc.)
  • Guide schools in adopting instructional materials that are scientifically-based
  • Promote vertical articulation between feeder pattern schools
  • Research and disseminate effective curricular materials and programs
  • Revise report cards
  • Assist schools in grant writing (as appropriate)
  • Represent the district in NMPED instructional meetings
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