Tele-Town Hall

with PED Secretary

Dr. Ryan Stewart

NEA-NM President Mary Parr-Sánchez
PED Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart

As the days speed by, we find that there is much confusion around: “essential and nonessential” staff; how to protect ourselves and our members when they have a health or safety concern and need to work remotely.  We have been working to provide you with the tools you need to continue to serve students and families, and to protect yourself in your individual circumstance. I hope you find these tools helpful:

!!!Employee Alert!!!

NEA-NM and PED Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart on Friday, April 17, 2020 hosted a webinar for a Q&A session. Click here to watch the discussion and use the password NE@NM2020. 

Here are the frequently asked questions on COVID-19 and Employee Rights 

Here are the sample requests for essential/non-employees during the COVID-19

NEA-NM and AFT- NM have been working together to ensure your safety, compensation, leave and extraordinary work is being supported and highlighted. We collaborated to write this Opinion Piece (OPED) for publication. We also wanted to highlight the tremendous leadership of the Governor and The Public Education Department.

Here is the NEA-NM and AFT-NM OPED


Mary Parr-Sanchez
President, NEA-New Mexico 
President, New Mexico Public Schools Insurance Authority
cell: 575.571.3293