Seal of the Office of the Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico

Earlier this year,  Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham created the Office of Special Education through executive order, the first dedicated office of its kind in New Mexico. The governor also announced that a national search is underway for the director of the new office.

The Office of Special Education will operate within the Public Education Department to make sure school districts are providing the best possible special education services that align with state and federal laws.

“This office creates an opportunity for collaboration between state agencies, districts, and families of students that we desperately need, and that the 50,000 New Mexico children in special education deserve,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “We are doing more to improve the quality of special education students receive by ensuring families are better supported in navigating a complicated system and that teachers receive consistent, up-to-date training.”

To read the full press release, visit the Governor's website.