New America School leader recognized nationally for work supporting charter schools

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LAS CRUCES – A local school leader garnered national recognition for her work supporting charter schools in the community.

New America School-Las Cruces Superintendent and Principal Margarita Leza Porter received the 2022 Changemaker Award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools — an annual award given to 10 people nationally for their work with charter schools.

“The accolades that I’ve received have just been wonderful,” Leza Porter said. “It just affirms that I do what I love, and I love what I do.”

Leza Porter said she is glad to represent Las Cruces and New Mexico with this award. She hopes that more parents will recognize the value of charter schools for certain learners.


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Our meetings will begin with the finance committee at 4:30, general meeting at 5 with about 30 minutes of student recognition and our meeting agenda will begin approx. at 5:30.

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Topic: GC Meetings 2021-22

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New America School-Las Cruces is pleased to recognize you as Student of the Month!
You were chosen by one of your teachers who thinks you did great during the first quarter of remote learning.
Due to the pandemic, the recognition will happen on Zoom with our Governing Board members.

Please join us at 5pm on Thursday,May 19th 2022  .  Join us remotely to see who nominated you and why.


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Tema: Reuniones de la Asamblea General 2021-22

Hora: 19 de mayo de 2022 04:30 p. m., hora de la montaña (EE. UU. y Canadá)
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¡New America School-Las Cruces se complace en reconocerlo como Estudiante del Mes!
Fuiste elegido por uno de tus maestros que piensa que te fue muy bien durante el primer trimestre del aprendizaje remoto.
Debido a la pandemia, el reconocimiento se realizará en Zoom con los miembros de nuestra Junta de Gobierno.

Únase a nosotros a las 5 p. m. el jueves 19 de mayo de 2022. Únase a nosotros de forma remota para ver quién lo nominó y por qué.



Michael Casias

I chose to come to the NAS because I needed to catch up on my credits. I graduate this year and if I had stayed at my other school that wouldn’t have happened.”


Santana Garcia

I have been attending NAS-LC for almost a year. It is great here. I love the teachers and the education I’m receiving. My favorite class is geometry.”


Araceli Zavala

I love my New America School (NAS-LC) because it has given me the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop new skills. Also it’s fun when I create projects for school. It’s even better when I have the schedule at night after work because it allows me to have time for both. The best part is that it helps me continue forward.”


Jose Mendez

I think the New America School-Las Cruces​ is great because it is opening up doors for me. I feel like I’m accomplishing a lot by coming here. The teachers are really great at assisting me in learning. Thanks NAS-LC for this opportunity.”


Paulette Duenez

The New America School-Las Cruces has given me a great opportunity and a second chance to become a better person in life. I am very thankful for this gift life has offered me. The fact that my dream of becoming a forensic scientist may become true is amazing. Thanks for this great opportunity.”


Doreen Johnson

This is my first year here. So far I am having a great experience at this school. It is very hard to find a school that will give you a second chance in life. The way New America School has it, you start off where you left off. Now I have the confidence and feel that I can be whatever I want to be. So if you know someone who wants to better educate themselves, send them to the new America school and they will succeed in life.”


Estefania Arreola Luna

The New America School’s four day school week lets me work all day Friday to support my family.