Chamisa Elementary turns 45 this year, with Principal Debbie Smith in her third year, as the top cheetah.
Even though the start of school is next week, Smith is eager to begin by welcoming more than 50 new families to the fold.
What has the greatest appeal for Smith?
“Building on our relationship with neighboring San Ildefonso Pueblo and Northern New Mexico communities, celebrating student success and providing challenging individual opportunities,” Smith said.
Smith has spent a good portion of the summer preparing their yearlong calendar to be set before school starts, collaborating with parents, the community and working with the new PTO board.