Fred Parker replaces Dana Irby, who retired.
Executive Director of Human Resources Nancy Patterson said Parker comes from the Las Cruces school district where he served as an administrator working to ensure every student had a strong foundation for their educational career.
Parker led an elementary school to an exemplary “A” status as rated by the New Mexico statewide evaluation system.
He also worked as an administrator for the Title I extended school year for two years.
Patterson said Parker’s experience with bilingual and special education has allowed him to develop more inclusionary approaches to supporting students in mainstream classes, which help build content mastery.
Parker’s focus reportedly is to improve student literacy and numeracy skills, build self-esteem and a desire to learn for all students, and provide high-quality educational experiences in all academic areas and at all school levels.
Patterson said Parker begins his employment in Deming July 1st.