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Welcome to Central Consolidated School District
  • District Profile
  • District Area Map
  • Mission Goals
  • Educational Profile
  • Frequently Asked Questions - Area Info
  • Hiring Process
  • Hiring Contacts
  • Benefits
  • Application
  • Application PDF
  • 2003-04 School Calendar
  • Certified Salary Schedule
  • Related Services Salary Schedule
  • Athletic Salary Schedule

District profile . . .
  • 11th largest district in New Mexico
  • Covers approximately 3,000 square miles in the
    Four Corners Region
  • We serve approximately 7,000 students
  • 90 of the students are Navajo, 9 are Anglo and
    2 Hispanic
  • We serve three major communities
  • Kirtland Kirtland Central High, Kirtland Middle,
    Grace B. Wilson, Ruth N. Bond, Kirtland and Ojo
    Elementary Schools.
  • Newcomb Newcomb High, Newcomb Middle, Newcomb
    and Naschitti Elementary
  • Shiprock Shiprock High and Career Prep
    Alternative High, TseBitAi Middle, Nataani Nez,
    Nizhoni, Eva B. Stokely and Mesa Elementary.
  • Staff Support
  • We have over 600 certified teachers
  • And 600 non-certified staff who are dedicated to
    the mission of CCSD

Improvement is continuous, Excellence is
expected, Lifelong learning is valued.
CCSD Mission Goals
  • Mission
  • Improvement is continuous,
  • Excellence is expected,
  • Lifelong learning is valued.
  • Goals
  • High student achievement All students will read
    at or above grade level
  • Safe welcome learning environment.
  • Efficient and effective operations.

Educational Programs
  • Our journey for quality education emphasizes
    student performance, achievement and excellence.
  • Improving reading, language arts and math skills
    is at the forefront for our continued
  • Quality tools and techniques used in the Baldrige
    Approach for school improvement and performance
    excellence are being implemented in The District.
  • Primary literacy initiatives are supported with
    Parents As Teachers program, preschools and
    Kindergarten. After-school programs, H.O.S.T.S.
    (Helping One Student To Succeed) and Four
    Building Blocks are a few of the researched-based
    programs offered to increase reading and literacy
  • Advanced placement and honors classes are offered
    in the high schools. Vocational programs give
    students the opportunity to diversify their
    educational experience.
  • Bilingual programs in Navajo Language and Culture
    as well as Spanish are found in schools
    throughout The District.
  • Our Special Education programs are unmatched with
    inclusion and innovative programs serving
    students who are gifted and those with learning
    disabilities. Speech, physical and occupational
    therapy, audiology, sign language psychological
    and social services providers work with teachers
    to implement students individual educational
  • We have computers in each classroom and state of
    the art computer labs are available to students,
    teachers and parents. The District has made a
    substantial investment in computer systems to
    improve instruction, business management and

Hiring Process
  • Step 1 Complete Application procedures
  • Submit application, resume and 3 references
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Copies will be accepted with application.
    Official transcripts will be required when
    offered employment
  • Submit official New Mexico Teacher Assessment
  • If you have not taken the NMTA, submit the date,
    time and place you are scheduled to take it
  • Submit a copy of your New Mexico Educators
  • Or the date you applied for a NM Educators
  • To apply for NM Educators License contact
  • NM State Department of Education/Professional
    Licensure Unit
  • 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-23786
  • 505.827.6587 http//sde.state.nm.us/divisions/li
  • Step 2 Contact Principal with listed vacancy
  • Request interview with Principal/Director for
    position desired
  • Principals Directors interview applicants and
    make recommendations for employment
  • Vacancies are listed on the website
  • http//bird.kchs.k12.nm.us/ccsd/post.htm

Frequently Asked Questions About the Area
  • Where are you located?
  • What are the districts demographics?
  • What is the weather like?
  • What drives the local economy?
  • Is affordable housing available?
  • Are there recreational opportunities?
  • What else is there to do in the area?
  • What type of family entertainment is available?
  • Can you give a short history of the area?
  • What medical facilities are available?
  • Are there local colleges/universities?

  • Four Corners Region
  • Central Consolidated School District 22 is in
    the heart of the Four Corners. It is located in
    San Juan County and lies in the northwest corner
    of New Mexico. Most of the district is anchored
    within the northeastern section of the Navajo
    Nation, which is the largest Native American
    Indian tribe both in land area and population.
    The District shares its borders with Arizona to
    the west, Colorado to the north. Utah is located
    northwest of New Mexico.
  • District Size
  • Central Consolidated School District is New
    Mexicos 11th largest school district, in terms
    of area, and covers about 3,000 square miles. It
    serves the communities of Kirtland, Ojo Amarillo,
    Newcomb, Naschitti and Shiprock, New Mexico.
  • The Community
  • Farmington,NM is the largest city in the region
    with a population of about 60,000. San Juan
    County is about 110,000 and it is estimated there
    is a trading population of over 220,000.
  • Farmington, NM is the closest retail center with
    a shopping center and major department stores. It
    boasts itself as having a small town appeal with
    big city amenities.
  • Farmingtons Municipal Airport supports
    regional/commuter air service.
  • Farmington is about 10 miles to Kirtland, 30
    miles to Shiprock and 65 miles to Newcomb.
  • Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico, is
    the major airport in the region supporting all
    major airlines.
  • Albuquerque is about 31/2 hours from The
    Districts community.
  • Gallup, NM and Cortez, Colo. are also regional
    retail centers.

CCSD Demographics
  • Student Population
  • Central Consolidated School District has
    approximately 7,400 students
  • 90 of the students are Native American,
    predominately from the Navajo Tribe
  • 9 of the students are Anglo
  • 2 of the students are Hispanic
  • Staff and support
  • We have over 600 Certified teachers and support
  • And approximately 500 non-certified staff
  • who are dedicated to the mission of CCSD

Improvement is continuous, Excellence is
expected, Lifelong learning is valued.
Climate Topography
  • High desert living
  • There are over 270 days of sunshine a year and
    the climate is temperate
  • Communities in The District range from lush river
    valleys to the rugged uplands of the Southwestern
  • Four distinct seasons
  • Mild changes in temperatures follow the four
  • Winter temperatures run in the 40s
  • Spring and fall temperatures run in the 60s
  • Summer temperatures are in the 80-90s
  • Topography
  • Topography of The District is generally rugged
    with elevations ranging from 5,000 to 7,500 feet
  • Precipitation
  • The annual rainfall is approximately 7.5 inches
  • The annual snowfall average is 12.3 inches
  • Mountain Ranges
  • The Chuska Mountains border The District to the

Regional Economy
  • Area employers
  • Natural gas production
  • Coal mining
  • Power plants
  • Education
  • Medical facilities
  • Retail merchandising
  • Largest single employers in San Juan County
  • Central Consolidated Schools
  • Farmington Municipals Schools
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center

Recreational opportunities abound
  • Numerous outdoor activities
  • Navajo Lake has more than 200 shore miles for
    boating, camping and fishing
  • San Juan River, just below Navajo Lake, boasts
    5,000 fish per mile and is one of the countrys
    finest fly fishing destinations
  • Pinon Hills Golf Course, a top rated public
    course, Riverview Golf Course and 3 other courses
    challenge the novice to the expert
  • Animas River provides whitewater rafting and more
    fishing opportunities
  • Local area is filled with hiking, mountain
    biking, horseback trails and off-road vehicle
  • Downhill and cross country snow skiing is just an
    hour-and-a-half away in Durango, Colorado
  • Archaeological Treasures
  • Canyon de Chelly, Aztec Ruins National Monument,
    Mesa Verde National Park, Ute Mountain Ute Tribal
    Park, Chaco Canyon Cultural National Historic
    Park and Salmon Ruins are within a 150 mile
  • Geological Features
  • Shiprock Pinnacle, Monument Valley,
    Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  • and The Four Corners Monument are more must
  • see destinations

More fun things to do and see
  • Community events are hosted throughout the year
  • Riverfest--Memorial Day Weekend
  • Freedom Days-Fourth of July
  • Connie Mack World Series
  • National High School Rodeo Finals
  • San Juan County Fair
  • Hot Air Balloon Festivals
  • San Juan College Luminaria Display
  • Cultural events celebrate the rich American
    Indian cultures
  • Shiprock Northern Navajo Fair
  • Totah Festival
  • Gallup Ceremonial
  • Crownpoint Rug Auction
  • Santa Fe Indian Market
  • Arts
  • 0ff- Broadway performances are featured at the
    Farmington Civic Center
  • Diverse music and drama programs are presented

Local colleges and universities
  • San Juan College Farmington, NM
  • Ranked as one of the top 50 associates degree
    producers in 1999-2000
  • Offers over 70 degree and certificate programs
  • A new Health Wellness Center features state of
    the art equipment
  • 800-seat Performance Hall meeting rooms
  • New Mexico Highlands University at San Juan
  • A partnership with San Juan College allows
    students to receive Bachelor in Business
    Administration, Accounting, Social Work, Early
    Childhood Education, Criminal Justice and
    Masters in Educational Leadership
    (administration), Social Work and Business
    Administration and offers a Special Education
    Licensure Program
  • University of New Mexico at Farmington (San Juan
  • A partnership with the University of New Mexico
    allows student to receive a Bachelor of Science
    in Education
  • A Master of arts in elementary or secondary
    education will be offered beginning Fall 2002
  • Dine College Shiprock, NM
  • The Shiprock Branch of Dine College offers over
    10 associate degrees
  • and certificate programs.
  • Fort Lewis College Durango, Colo.
  • 24 undergraduate degree programs in the School of
  • Sciences and Business Administration and

Area History
  • The Four Corners Region has been occupied by man
    for thousands of years. From the Ancient
    Puebloan, or Anasazi, to the modern Navajo, Ute
    and Hopi tribes, the area is filled with remnants
    of their occupation. Massive stone and adobe
    fortresses are preserved at Canyon de Chelly,
    Chaco Canyon, Aztec Ruins and Mesa Verde.
  • Petroglyphs and pictographs can be found along
    the sandstone walls of this canyon rich country.
    Pottery chards and other tools found in the area
    contribute to the story of highly industrious and
    socially sophisticated cultures that farmed and
    traded with other people living in the Southwest.
  • Most of the students in The District are Navajos.
    They call themselves Dine which means the
    people. Oral, archaeological, linguistic and
    tree-ring dates indicate the settlement of the
    Navajo in the Southwest between 500-1400 A.D.
  • The Navajo Reservation was established in 1868 in
    the Four Corners.
  • The 2000 U.S. Census reports over 160,000
  • live on the reservation and over 130,000 live
    off the
  • reservation.

Medical facilities
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center Farmington, NM
  • A 160-bed hospital with a Trauma Center and
    Immediate Care Center, as well as ground and
    regional air ambulance system serves the
    community of The District
  • Operates a comprehensive Cancer treatment center
    and is a partner in the 20-bed LifeCourse
    Rehabilitation Center.
  • Provides state-of-the art diagnostic laboratory
    and imaging services
  • Is staffed by over 135 physicians in 25 areas of
    general and specialty practice
  • One of the single largest employers in the area
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center Shiprock Service
  • Provides primary and specialty care in a full
    range of clinical areas including family
    medicine, ear, nose and throat, internal
    medicine, pediatrics, neurology, ob/gyn,
    orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, spinal
    cord, surgery, urology, emergency medicine and
    urgent care walk-in clinic
  • It also provides programs in health
    promotion/disease prevention, diabetes
    prevention, mental health, medical laboratory,
    radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy, nutrition,
    mammography and womens health programs.
  • Is staffed by over 40 board certified medical
    practitioners and
  • over 700 full-time employees

  • Affordable housing
  • A viable housing market exists in the Kirtland
    and Farmington areas
  • Rental rates for 2-bedroom homes start at 450
    and 3-bedrooms start at 500
  • Rental rates for 2-bedroom apartments start at
    410 and 3 bedrooms start at 450
  • Purchase prices for new homes start at
    approximately 80,000
  • District Housing
  • Available to certified employees when offered
  • There are about 100 units district-wide
  • Available on a first-come, first serve basis
  • District Housing Rates
  • Apartments
  • 1 bedroom -295
  • 2 bedroom -305
  • 3 bedroom -330
  • House
  • 2 bedroom -310
  • 3 bedroom -375

Family Fun
  • Farmington area
  • New sports complex
  • Aquatic Center features Olympic-size pool, 150
    ft. waterslide, leisure pool and beach entry with
  • Berg Park has over 7 miles of bicycle and walking
    trails along the Animas River
  • More than 39 additional parks with picnic tables
    and playground equipment
  • Soccer fields, tennis courts, handball courts
  • Indoor skating rink
  • 15 Indoor movie theaters
  • 1 Drive-in movie theater
  • 1 Bowling alley
  • 2 additional swimming pools
  • Boys Girls Club
  • Adolescent and adult recreation leagues
    basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer
    and much more
  • Shiprock Area
  • 1 Indoor swimming pool
  • Boys Girls Club
  • YAFL flag football leagues
  • Shiprock Amateur Baseball League
  • Wings of America Running and Fitness Camps
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