GAFNM recognizes that our mission of improving education across New Mexico does not begin and end with teacher recognition. Our goals also include recruiting and mentoring young people into the teaching profession, as well as providing amazing professional development opportunities for teachers everywhere in the state.
Given New Mexico’s geographical size, there is no possible way to achieve those goals without leveraging the strength and willingness of local communities. GAFNM is deeply committed to offering opportunities to all teachers in New Mexico, regardless of the size of their school or its distance from the Santa Fe-Albuquerque-Las Cruces corridor. We strive to build community through our Academy of Fellows, our Golden Apple Scholars program, our Professional Development offerings, and our Golden Apple Community on edWeb.