LCPS congratulates finalists for Campus Employees of the Year

Each year, Las Cruces Public Schools calls for nominations for our Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Personnel of the Year. During this process, we have had the pleasure of meeting those who make LCPS a place where students learn, grow and thrive. 


From our campus level honorees, the choices were narrowed to a group of 10 district semi-finalists and three finalists. 

Teacher of the Year Finalists:

 Cathy Turietta-Huber, Tombaugh Elementary  

Alex Black, Mayfield High School

Jennifer Reyes-Islava, Desert Hills Elementary

Educational Support Personnel of the Year Finalists: 

Amelia Apolonio, LCPS Administration – Technology Support Services Help Desk Technician

Armando Iniguez, Hillrise Elementary – Lead Custodian

Michael Sanchez, LCPS Physical Plant – Lead Mechanic

Please join us in celebrating their excellence as we move toward the final announcement of our 2023 Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Personnel of the Year on April 29 at the Celebration of Excellence dinner at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Additional information on the dinner is attached. 

Congratulations to all our honorees!

Click here to purchase tickets for the Celebration of Excellence Dinner