Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a golden retriever named Allie Gator.
By Linda Long: PNT Correspondent Becky Duran, a fifth-grade teacher at Valencia Elementary School, has received the Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award last week. Valencia Principal Michael Terry recommended Duran for the award. “I recommended her in about February or March,” Terry said. ““Ms. Duran works with students [...]
Child find Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, has scheduled May 11 for the annual “Child Find” screening for developmental delays. Parents who wish to register their child for preschool or kindergarten for the fall 2010 semester are invited to come anytime from 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Bring your child’s birth certificate, shot record and Social [...]
Earth Day Lana Powell, science teacher, and her classes showed their willingness to improve their surroundings by picking up 83 bags of trash Thursday. The students cleaned up the area around the school as a special project for Earth Day. Sports • Wednesday – Track meet for grades 4-6 in Elida • Thursday – Baseball [...]
By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer Portales has another Golden Apple Teacher. Marea Smith, a first-grade teacher at Steiner Elementary School, has won the 2010 Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She learned of her selection March 3, and is scheduled to receive the award April 16 in Albuquerque. “It’s pretty exciting. I do [...]
By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist A student who recognizes and remembers me is one of the many blessings in my life. Thirty-one years of teaching little ones stay indelibly imprinted in my memory. The bond between teacher and student remains. I tried to figure out one time just how many students I had taught in [...]
By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Elida students brought together baked goodies and good will to help a well-loved teacher recently. Elida High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes held a baked goods auction at the Jan. 22 Dora/Elida basketball game and raised $6,400 for agriculture teacher Rod Savage. Savage was diagnosed with kidney problems about [...]
Caron Powers is a second-grade teacher at James Elementary School. Background: Powers grew up in Carlsbad and came to Portales to attend college at Eastern New Mexico University. After college she commuted from Portales to Morton, Texas, where she taught for one year before being hired at the Portales Municipal Schools system. She is married [...]
Rod Savage, vocational agriculture instructor at Portales High School, was named best agriculture teacher in New Mexico by the state Agricultural Education Teachers Association during their July 20-Aug.t 3 conference in Albuquerque, according to Portales news archives. He was presented the “Ag Teacher of the Year” plaque by Kenneth Taylor, president of the association.
By Joan Clayton: Local columnist It’s back to school. Where did the summer go? When I pass by a school and see teachers getting ready, I wish I could do it all again. I become nostalgic when I see a school bus go by. My students have grown up and still remember me, and that [...]