Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, left, with Pojoaque High School Teacher of the Year Debra Minyard. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Pojoaque Teacher Of The Year Debra Minyard Heads To DC
POJOAQUE – Pojoaque High School Teacher Debra Minyard, who has been named as New Mexico’s Teacher of the Year attended the Public Education Department’s formal recognition event for the Teacher of the Year Awards from across New Mexico.
Minyard was presented the state award, as the torch was passed from Los Alamos Chamisa Elementary teacher Carolyn Torres. Minyard heads to Washington, D.C. this weekend where representatives from all 50 states will gather. A portion of their activities include meeting President Obama.
Minyard is a music educator for Pojoaque High School and leads the AVID and Link Crew programs.