Friday, April 22, 2011

[Volcano_Vista_HS] Experienced APS Teacher, Administrator Named VVHS Principal

Shelly Green Will Make Move from La Cueva in July

Shelly Green, who has spent more than two decades as an Albuquerque Public Schools high school teacher and administrator, has been named principal of Volcano Vista High School, only the second principal the west side school has had since opening four years ago.

Green, who currently serves as the curriculum assistant principal at La Cueva High School, was recommended to APS Superintendent Winston Brooks by a committee of Volcano Vista teachers, parents, a student and APS administrators. The committee interviewed six finalists of 24 applicants for the position that opened when current Principal Yvonne Garcia accepted the head post at Rio Grande High School.

"Shelly has an impressive resume as both a teacher and administrator at APS high schools," said Brooks. "She has been an exceptional instructional leader who works successfully with students, parents, staff and community members. Volcano Vista will continue its success with her at the helm."

Green began her career in education 23 years ago with New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) as a summer programs assistant and student advisor. She also was a teacher at Rio Grande and Highland high schools and acting activities director for the Hornets before she became an administrator.

She served as an assistant principal at Highland for three years and at La Cueva for more than a decade. Her responsibilities as a curriculum assistant principal include developing and implementing the master schedule; overseeing grade reporting and transcripts; implementing policies and procedures to support students and district initiatives; and analyzing the budget.

"My experiences as a high school teacher and administrator have emphasized to me the value of a strong, cohesive administrative team in building and maintaining a safe learning environment," Green said. "I look forward to leading the outstanding program at Volcano Vista High School and to developing a strong bond with students, staff, parents and the community."

Garcia will work with Green during the next couple of months to help with the transition. Green will take the helm at VVHS in July.


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