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Mrs. Valerie Trujillo, Superintendent


Welcome from Superintendent Valerie Trujillo

Welcome back to an exciting 2014-2015 school year!  I hope you had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the upcoming school year.  The first day of the school year represents a new beginning and the promise of great things to come.  In spite of the many challenges we face in our public schools, we start each year with a clean slate encouraging hope, courage, optimism, and enthusiasm. 

As we "kick-off" another new school year, we will continue to focus on our District Destino 20/20, seven year strategic plan.  "Destino" stands for Dedication, Excellence, Success, Teamwork, Inspiration, No Excuses, and Optism.  The Questa Independent School District's priorities this year will be: 1) Engagement, 2) Rigor, 3) Assessment, 4) Safety. 

Questa Independent School District is rich in tradition and is proud of its history.  Our school system consists of Rio Costilla Southwest Learning Academy (Pre-K,-6), Alta Vista Elementary/Intermediate School (Pre-K-6), Questa Junior/Senior High School (7-12), with an approximate enrollment of 386 students.  We also have one charter school within the district, Root & Wings Community School (K-8).  Strong supporters of neighborhood schools and advocates of choice for parents, Questa Independent School District will do its best to meet your child's educational needs.

Finally, I strongly encourage you to develop a partnership with school personnel.  Take the time to attend volunteer, attend open house, join the Parent Teacher Organization, or consider chaperoning a field trip.  Thank you for choosing to be part of the Questa Independent School District.  I look forward to working with each and every one of you.  I wish you a spectacular and joyous year.  As partners in education, we will work together to assist our students to reach their full potential and achieve success. 

Posted by: Questa Schools
Published: 7/28/14

We have New Mexico's Principal of the Year!

We would like to congratulate Mrs. Valerie Trujillo for earning New Mexico's Secondary School Principal of the Year! This is not an easy accomplishment so we are all so proud of her and the work she has done for our community.  Mrs. Trujillo has always gone above and beyond the call of duty for our kids and truly deserves such an award.  Mrs. Trujillo is now a candidate for the National Principal of the Year award.  Congratulations and good luck Mrs. Trujillo!

Posted by: Questa Schools
Published: 5/22/14