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Message From The Principal

I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well as we enter the 2020/2021 school year.  We are going through uncertain and difficult times right now.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of any support to you or your students.

Our entire ZMS staff has been working tirelessly to learn a whole new way of delivering instruction, how to deliver quality instruction virtually, how to build relationships with students online, and how to plan meaningful and rigorous lessons for every student.  It’s been a whirlwind of trainings and planning.  We have all experienced excitement and jitters.  We have all also experienced some anxiety for teachers, administrators, parents and students. 

Please know that we are all in this together.  Parts of the plan might fail, but the people won’t.  Our teachers care too much.  You, the parents, care too much.  Will we make mistakes?  Yes.  Will there be frustrations?  Yes. We are committed to learning and getting better every day.  Educating your students is our number one priority, and we are all learning a new way to do it.  We will work through all the failures and kinks together.  

When your child gets frustrated, please encourage them to be resilient. Log in to each class every day.  Encourage your child to reach out for help.  Email the teacher with questions.  Log in when the teacher is teaching live. All teachers have office hours, academic support time, weekly assignments and schedule for live teaching.  

This new learning model does not need to be a barrier, but instead will serve as an opportunity to change our mindset as it relates to the delivery of instruction and engaging students in learning.   This year, I am very much looking forward to providing exceptional educational experiences for our students. I want students to leave ZMS with memories that will last a lifetime!  We want our students to LOVE learning and LOVE coming to school, even if it is virtually.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I value your input.

 

Mission

Open doors and provide opportunities to life-long learners.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide educational opportunities as unique as each of our learners. We strive to meet our students where they are by providing achievable goals while building a community of rapport that honors them as individuals, values each student’s diverse learning style, and fosters growth.

 

Philosophy

At Zuni Middle School, the following beliefs guide our work:

  • We believe every student has the potential to learn.
  •  We believe every person who interacts with a student is a teacher.
  • We believe learning differently demands that we teach differently.
  • We believe the responsibility for pedagogical decisions lies with individual teachers.
  • We believe all teachers should have the necessary resources for implementing the curriculum.
  • We believe parent partnerships are an essential component in the pursuit of academic and social development.
  • We believe we must encourage students to learn about learning and to form their own understandings in a search for intellectual autonomy.
  • We believe we must impart to our students a sense of moral responsibility for their thoughts and actions pertaining to the A:shiwi Core Values

 

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Boyd Lewis

Principal

Boyd Lewis was born and raised in Ramah.  After graduating from Ramah High School Boyd married his high school sweetheart.  Boyd and his young family spent the next three years living in Salt Lake City, Utah.  During this time he realized he had a burning passion and desire to be a coach and educator.

Upon returning to New Mexico Boyd started coaching sports at Ramah High as he pursued his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  Boyd received his first teaching Job in 2006 as a fourth grade teacher at Ramah Elementary School. Over the next 15 years Boyd dedicated himself to his passion and craft as an educator and coach in Ramah.  In 2014 Boyd received the GMCS teacher of the award.  

Boyd is a dedicated and driven educator who believes each and every student has the ability to learn and wants them to reach their full potential.  As an educator he worked tirelessly to find ways to motivate and reach his students so they would be successful. Boyd wholeheartedly believes that literacy is the foundation to a successful educational experience.  He also believes that literacy skills are the gateway to success in all subject areas. “Literacy skills need to be taught early and continuously”.  

As an administrator Boyd hopes to utilize his experiences as a classroom teacher to help drive teacher development and create a sustainable learning environment conducive to all students feeling successful as learners.  Boyd enjoys woodworking projects and is a huge sports fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He is very excited to be part of the Zuni Public School District team and is looking forward to helping students reach their full potential. 

 

Contact

Boyd Lewis

Principal

boyd.lewis@zpsd.org

 

Rhonda Quetawki

Administrative Assistant

rhonda.quetawki@zpsd.org

 

17 Mid School Drive
PO Drawer E
Zuni, NM  87327

Ph: (505) 782-5561
Fx: (505) 782-5563

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm