Northwest NM School Leaders’ Network

NM REC-1 is serving as the fiscal agent for the Aztec Schools’ Northwest NM School Leaders Network, funded through the Frost Foundation. Dr. Warman Hall, Aztec Schools Federal Program Officer, is the project director.

The intent of the project is for experienced school administrators to provide on-going support and mentoring for new and novice school principals from the REC-1 member districts.

Opportunity for Support

We’re asking member districts to identify 1 or 2 new/novice principals who may benefit from experienced, externals support. Names of recommended principals should be sent to Dr. Warman Hall  at

Opportunity to Serve

To provide assistance for new/novice principals, we are seeking up to 10 – 12 experienced school or district administrators. Current district administrators are welcome to make recommendations, and retired administrators are welcome. All mentors will receive an honorarium for their service.

Interested administrators should send a cover letter and brief resume to David Bowman, REC-1 Executive Director, at

Events and General Plan

  1. Kick Off event: May 5, 2023
    Project orientation for mentors on line.
  2. Project Kick-off: June, 2023
    Half-day meeting for mentors for goal setting, mentoring strategies, and cohort-building
    Likely location: Aztec Municipal School Conference Room
  3. Support Start: August 2023
    Joint meeting with mentors and principals
  4. Services: August 2023–December 2024
    Mentors and principals touch base regularly; mentors are “on call” to help principals address questions, concerns, and decision making.
  5. Learning Day for Area Administrators: January 2024
    Open to all area administrators. Keynote address and work groups.

For more information, contact project director Warman Hall at