Mr. Steve Baca, Principal
Hello parents and students! Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored to have been selected as the principal for the Sixth Grade Academy (SGA) and look forward to meeting and working with all of you!
I began my teaching career in 1989 in North Carolina, after having spent 5 years serving my country in the U. S. Army as a Captain with the 82nd Airborne Division. Being certified as a math and science teacher, I taught in all grade levels from 6th to college, from General Math to AP Calculus, AP Physics and AP Chemistry. I spent 12 years of my educational career as a principal in middle and high school in both public and charter schools.
In my experience in education, I learned that students will achieve the levels of success that we place in front of them. Therefore, I will work with Mr. Mario Vigil, former SGA and current MIddle School (MS) Principal, to increase the academic rigor in our classrooms at the SGA/MS campus, in preparation for a college prep program at Pojoaque Valley HIgh School. The staff at SGA and I will work to provide all SGA students with the best possible educational experience that challenges them academically.
Please feel free to drop in and meet with me anytime during the school day. I will host parent coffees during the weekday and parent nights during the first few weeks of school, making myself accessible to the community of SGA. I will post these events online and send out information about these meetings through correspondence sent home with your child.