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Instructional Council (IC)

Instructional Council Mission

The mission of the Manzano High School Instructional Council is to improve instruction and enhance student learning.

The IC will meet our mission by:

  • Improving excellence in education for the school stakeholders.

  • Implementing the MHS vision and mission statement.

  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other standards across the curriculum and supporting the Educational Plan for Student Success (EPSS) goals of Manzano High School.

  • Identifying potential areas of growth to impact our students in a positive way.

  • Preparing and supporting teachers in their delivery of the CCSS.

  • Providing constituents a voice through their IC representatives to arrive at a consensus for issues that affect any school-wide instructional issue.

  • Following protocols as provided within the Negotiated Agreement and the related policies of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, and the Public Education Department of New Mexico.

Instructional Council Officers

Chair:  Daniel Cummings

Vice-Chair:  Derek Villanueva

Co-Secretaries: Heather Gillespie, Teresa Hargis

Principal:  Rachel Vigil


Officer Emails
Contact DANIEL CUMMINGS  DANIEL CUMMINGS ex: 23433 Fine Arts - Music Choir
Contact Heather Gillespie  Heather Gillespie (505) 559-2200 ex: 23402 Culinary Arts
Contact Teresa Hargis  Teresa Hargis ex: 23415 English/AVID
Contact Derek Villanueva  Derek Villanueva Teacher