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Community School

Inez Is A Community School!

A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.  Community Schools develop and strengthen partnerships between schools and the communities they serve.  A Community School’s six key practices are:

  • Powerful student and family engagement
  • Collaborative Leadership, shared power and voice
  • Expanded, culturally enriched learning opportunities
  • Rigorous community-connected classroom instruction
  • Culture of belonging, safety, and care
  • Integrated system of support

Every community school responds to unique local needs and includes the voices of students, families, and residents. At Inez Elementary, some of the Community School services provided are:

  • Rocket Fuel Weekend Food Backpack Program
  • School Supplies for all students
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Partnering with professionals and volunteers for community-connected classroom learning opportunities
  • Refugee Family Support
  • Adult and Family Workshops
  • Family Fitness Nights
  • Community Garden
  • Teacher Supports
  • Additional Funding to meet school and family needs
  • Partnering with Community Organizations for special events and family services
  • Specialized assistance according to need
  • Emergency Housing and Health Referrals

Community School Council

Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM, in person in the conference room.  A Community School Council is a group of dedicated adults representing families, neighbors, businesses and organizations in the Inez Community. Committee members evaluate the needs of the school population, develop programs and help coordinate services, and build relationships with the staff, students and families at Inez.

For more information, please visit the Bernalillo County website.

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  • Twitter: @IESROCKETS

Contact Information

  • Rachelle Ford
    Community School Coordinator

    Phone: 505-299-9010 x31710

Current Community School Council Members

  • Casey Reid-Kadlec, Principal
  • Rachelle Ford, Community School Coordinator
  • Michael Anderson, Teacher
  • Danielle Steiner, School Nurse
  • Jamie Arthur, Teacher
  • Nathan Roybal, Cetera Networks, Inez parent
  • Hailey Heinz, Inez PTA
  • Marlena Bermel, UNM, Inez parent
  • Catherine McAllister, Children’s Choice