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Shaping the education landscape for impactful, engaging learning.

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Providing the best education for the students who need it most.

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We are the future.

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The New Mexico Center for School Leadership (the Center) is dedicated to transforming the educational landscape with input from those who have the most at stake in the success of our communities – including students, families, community members, and business leaders. The Center’s work—comprised of technical assistance to schools, incubation of new schools, and policy advocacy—makes the case that education must be personalized to meet the needs of 21st century students. The Center’s work is grounded in two core philosophies: local wisdom for local schools, or the understanding that local communities are assets in designing schools that support students to succeed in a fast-changing world; and a three-pillar model of learning by doing, community engagement, and student support to guide student success. This unique approach, combining a three-pillar model with local wisdom, is shaping the education landscape for impactful, engaging learning for every single student.

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School reform is a vital area of interest for the McCune Foundation in New Mexico and we are happy to support initiatives like the New Mexico Center for School Leadership with our philanthropy.

Wendy Lewis
Executive Director
McCune Charitable Foundation

The future of industries and society demand something different.


The New Mexico Center for School Leadership (the Center) and its Leadership High School Network (LHSN) are demonstrating through local evidence that another way of teaching and learning is possible.

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