School administrators hold meeting with Lambert

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Schools administrators held a due-process hearing April 21 with special education teacher Linda Lambert to address allegations of misconduct, according to Charles Goodmacher, a consultant with the state National Education Association. Lambert was placed on paid administrative leave April 14 amid allegations of misconduct. Lambert said she was reassigned to a teaching […]

Tucumcari Schools settles out of court

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Public Schools reached an out-of-court settlement with an employee who claimed district employees retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former Tucumcari High School principal David Castillo. School employee Diane Trujillo settled her complaint while four more school employees who filed complaints have yet to resolve their disputes with the […]

Tucumcari school board holds closed meeting

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday to discuss threatened litigation. A closed executive session lasted approximately 45 minutes. The board then resumed in open session and delegated authority to the superintendent and the school’s lawyers to negotiate a settlement in a pending litigation. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney and […]

Tucumcari High principal resigns

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Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo resigned on Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Castillo’s resignation is effective June 16. He declined to provide additional information, citing personnel matters. School officials placed Castillo on paid administrative leave on Nov. 11, following allegations of administrative misconduct. Officials have declined to provide details about […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

New principal named for Tucumcari High School

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Chelle Delaney On July 28, David Castillo will join Tucumcari Public Schools as the principal of the Tucumcari High School. Castillo, 46, is coming from Raton where he was principal of that school district’s middle school for the past four years, he said. Castillo replaces Michelle Potter who resigned from the post at the end […]