Mr. Adán Estrada

Rural Community Leaders Fellow (2023)
Superintendent, Cimarron Municipal Schools

Adán Estrada has been a New Mexico educator for 25 years. He started his career as a bilingual teacher in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Estrada has been a school administrator since 2003, including working as an elementary and high school principal. Estrada has been the superintendent of Cimarron Municipal Schools for the last 10 years.

During his tenure at Cimarron Schools, he has led the process of remodeling and updating more than 200,000 square feet of student spaces, reintroduced metal and wood shop programs, has provided job training by remodeling spaces for teacher housing and has established processes for teacher and staff development through tuition reimbursement, while maintaining a balanced budget and removing the district from the state emergency supplemental program allowing for greater local control of district budget.

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