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Santa Fe Public Schools Announces New Principal for Tesuque Elementary School for 2019-2020


Santa Fe Public Schools announced today that Tesuque Elementary School, a K-6 school, will have a new principal for the 2019-20 school year.  Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia named Cheryl Romero as principal for the upcoming school year. Ms. Romero’s background ranges from kindergarten to 12th grade, having served as a teacher, assistant principal, associate principal and principal.

Superintendent Dr. Garcia said, “Throughout her educational career, Ms. Romero’s focus has been on enriching the lives of students.  Her broad experience will be an asset in furthering Tesuque Elementary School’s strong academic program and creative curriculum, which has allowed students to thrive, and Tesuque’s tradition of ensuring community activities and support.”

“Principal Tina Morris positioned Tesuque to take students to new heights in learning during 2018-19.  I am deeply appreciative of all she did as a transformational leader at the school. Ms. Romero will continue in that same vein,” said Superintendent Dr. Garcia.

Referred to as a hidden gem, Tesuque Elementary School, located on the north end of Santa Fe in Tesuque Village, has served the children of Tesuque, Chupadero, Rio en Medio and Tesuque Pueblo since 1930.

“I am dedicated to supporting, building upon, promoting and joining forces with all stakeholders to continue the initiatives, positive momentum, community spirit and hard work that makes Tesuque the wonderful school that it is. Where my heart rests is in supporting the District and being a builder of education in our community,” said Ms. Romero.

Ms. Romero began her educational career in the Santa Fe Public Schools in 2001 as a special education resource room teacher at Nava Elementary School.  She became a special education and contract teacher at DeVargas Middle School in 2003, leaving in 2013 to become a special education teacher at Capital High School.  In 2016 she was named assistant principal at Capital High School and in 2017 she became associate principal at Santa Fe High School. She served as principal at Amy Biehl Community School, a K-6 school, in 2018 before joining the District’s Human Resources team.

Ms. Romero, a graduate of Capital High School, holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from New Mexico Highlands University.

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