Teaching & Learning


 Linda Sink Portrait          Linda Sink
         Deputy Superintendent

          T: 505-467-2539

          1300 Camino Sierra Vista
          Santa Fe, NM 87505 


Linda Sink is the Deputy Superintendent for the Santa Fe Public Schools. Her last position was with Cooperative Educational Services (CES) where she was Director of Ancillary Services. During her tenure at CES, she created a program to provide academic improvement through customized professional development and onsite coaching for school districts in New Mexico. Linda was a high school biology teacher, administrator, principal and Chief Academic Officer for the Albuquerque Public Schools. As CAO she instituted Professional Learning Communities designed to focus on data and instruction. She extended Parent Teacher Conferences to middle schools and high schools to increase parent involvement, and created the first formal Academic Plan for the district. She initiated the Common Core State Standards in the APS system, focusing on elementary math and reading. She was recognized for her work by the Council of Great City Schools as a leader in curriculum and instruction aligned to the new state standards.


Reporting to the Superintendent the Deputy Superintendent is assisted by two Executive Directors to manage school sites and lead change initiatives to improve student achievement. The position oversees multiple departments, each of which is headed by a Director. The Deputy Superintendent oversees and manages day-to-day- operations of educational programs and services for the District. Plans, develops and implements functions related to curriculum, instruction and staff development.


Supervises Associate Superintendent who oversees all the schools, and the academic related departments, Assistant Superintendent for School and Instructional Support & District Instructional Coaches, Capital and Santa Fe High School, Mandela International Magnet School, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, the Curriculum & Instruction Department, and the Special Education Department. Sets strategy for academic instruction and secondary reform. Aligns all instruction and programs to effectively support and increase high student achievement. Provides leadership, oversight and direction for overall planning of curriculum, instruction, professional and leadership development and support programs. Uses data to determine effectiveness of programs and initiatives. Serves on District NEA negotiating team.





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