Areas of Focus

Future leaders of New Mexico.

Creating an Agile Culture of Teaching and Learning

Rio Grande River and Bosque

CESDP offers professional learning support that is innovative, conceived in partnership with its customers, and is tailored to the needs of school communities. This plan of service delivery addresses the needs of students, families, teachers, and other school personnel by providing a wide range of direct ‘wrap around’ services.

Professional learning components include:

  • Organizational Readiness
  • Research-based Professional Learning
  • Family/Community Partnering
  • Student Leadership

Partnering with Families, School and Communities

Parents and educators in action

When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits.

  • Student skills and attitudes improve,
  • Parents become engaged as partners in the education of their children,
  • Teacher morale and communication improve,
  • Schools improve to benefit everyone,
  • Communities grow stronger

CESDP is committed to helping school communities build a culture of positive school, family, and community partnerships where everyone works together to create better programs and opportunities for students.

Student Leadership

Chile field in New Mexico

The Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations (CESDP) has three major programs for students: the GEAR UP/ ENLACE Collaborative, Northern New Mexico and Statewide ENLACE, and the EBS Youth Entrepreneurship Project. All three programs are coordinated in partnership with Santa Fe Community College, Northern New Mexico College in Española, and CESDP. The comprehensive goals of CESDP’s youth programming are to:

  • increase student retention and success,
  • enhance students career awareness and college readiness,
  • create a cohort of student leaders,
  • provide relevant and targeted professional development for educators, and
  • provide support for parents as essential partners in education.

In 1996, teachers from Dolores Gonzales Elementary School organized the first La Cosecha Dual Language Conference with a mission to network and share best practices. Hosted by Dual Language Education of New Mexico, La Cosecha has become the largest dual language conference in the country. Visit the La Cosecha website to learn more.

For information regarding professional learning opportunities and/or in support of parent/community partnering or student leadership, please contact:

Adrian Sandoval
Phone: (505) 891 6904