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LCPS Mission: The Las Cruces Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity.
About Us / PDC Staff

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505 S. Main St., Loretto Towne Centre, Suite 400


The Las Cruces Public Schools Professional Development Center is committed to cultivating high quality, effective teaching and learning.

Our Work

The Las Cruces Professional Development Center provides teachers, administrators, and other district personnel with instructional resources, professional development and support. Funded with district operational funds and Federal Title II funds, the Professional Development Center offers the following opportunities:

  • Coordination of district-wide training for curriculum, technology integration and school improvement implementation
  • Teacher training in literacy, numeracy, science, technology integration and Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • An Induction Program for Level I and alternative licensure teachers, providing training, site-based mentors, resources and individual support
  • A professional development component for administrators
  • Coordinate placement of university pre-service teachers
  • A store with current learning materials and classroom resources
  • Staff assistance in materials and resources location and production
  • Support for the Professional Development Dossier, Levels II & III
  • Support for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards candidates
  • Coordination of the district Professional Development calendar
  • Coordination of the training and role of the Instructional Specialists assigned to each school
  • Coordination of services provided by the Science Education Alliance, an educational non-profit dedicated to supporting STEM instruction.
PDC Staff

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Office Staff

Montoya, Susie Store Manager
575-527-6054 Add to Address Book

Staff Development

Alvarado-Alcantar, Becky Secondary Science Specialist
575-527-6054 ext. 5926 Add to Address Book
Baker, Cindy PD Specialist for Principals
575-527-6054 ext. 5931 Add to Address Book
Caldwell, Madelyn NM Read to Lead District Coach
575-527-6054 ext. 9307 Add to Address Book
DeLaurentis, Melissa Spaceport Coordinator
575-527-9313 Add to Address Book
Dinger, Pete SDS -Secondary Beginning Teacher Induction Program
575-527-6054 ext. 9304 Add to Address Book
Guitar, Kathleen Lead Flight Director
575-527-9312 Add to Address Book
Gurnea, Jane SDS - Elementary Beginning Teacher Induction Program
575-527-6054 ext. 9306 Add to Address Book
Hufstedler, Lisa Secondary Math Specialist
575-527-6054 ext. 5922 Add to Address Book
Maes, Jim Health/PE Specialist
575-527-6054 ext. 9314 Add to Address Book
Miller, Josie Secondary Lit. & Social Studies Content Specialist
575-527-6054 ext. 9316 Add to Address Book
Peterson, Esther NM Read to Lead District Coach
575-527-6054 ext. 9329 Add to Address Book
Quintis, Lisa NM Read to Lead District Coach
575-527-6054 ext. 9309 Add to Address Book
Woods, Chris Elementary Math Specialist
575-527-6054 ext. 0500 Add to Address Book
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