Mesquite Principal Wins National Educational Leadership Award

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Angela Marie Silvaggio

According to the New Mexico Department of Public Education, a school principal in southern New Mexico received a national educational leadership award.

On October 21, Mesquite Elementary School principal Angela Marie Silvaggio was named the recipient of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership for 2021 by the US Department of Education.

She is one of eight principals to receive the award this year.

The award is designed to recognize principals of National Blue Ribbon Schools for “outstanding work and the vital role they play in guiding their students to success,” according to the PED press release announcing the award.

According to the PED, Silvaggio taught in Mesquite for eight years, although she started teaching in El Paso before being transferred to the independent school district of Gadsden, just south of Las Cruces.

“It’s a very humbling experience, but I’m very grateful,” Silvaggio said in a press release.

Designlight pointCreated by the Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools for their overall academic excellence or for bridging achievement gaps between subgroups of students.

In addition to Mesquite Elementary School in Mesquite, Mesa Verde Elementary School in Farmington and Coronado Elementary School in Hobbs are other Blue Ribbon National Schools in New Mexico.

Angela Marie Silvaggio, Principal of Mesquite Elementary

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