2015-16 New Secondary Principal Named

Good Morning,


The vacancy for the Pecos Middle/High School Principal has been filled.  An interview committee of parents, teachers, and administrators was assembled for the process.  Interviews were conducted on April 21st.


I am excited to introduce Ms. Claire Lazar as the new principal for the middle and high schools for the 2015-16 school year.  Ms. Lazar has many years of classroom, building level leadership, and district level experience.  She has a background in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics—all areas that she has taught.  She also has experience as a Technology Integration Specialist.  She currently works with Teachscape, Inc.  She was the NM Implementation Manager, working closely with the NM PED through its initial stages of implementation and integration.


According to her letter of application her passion is “improving teaching to improve outcomes for kids.  I believe that every teacher can be great, and greatness as defined by the outcomes their students achieve.”  She also continues by stating “The key to improved outcomes is effective professional development through collaborative, reflective, data-centered learning communities with shared ownership for students.  As a leader, I will facilitate the development of healthy learning communities, balancing firm pressure with support, and allocating learning opportunities and resources, so that teachers can experience professional learning that results in positive outcomes for students.”


Ms. Lazar will be moving to the Pecos area in time to begin her new job by July 1st.  She will make an attempt to be here in Pecos prior to the end of school to meet and greet the staff and students that she will be working with during the upcoming school year.


I am excited to introduce you to the newest member of our educational team.  Please welcome Ms. Lazar to Pecos.




Fred Trujillo

Superintendent Pecos ISD

PO Box 368

Pecos, NM  87552