Carlsbad Municipal Schools

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Principal's Introduction to Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,


I am very excited to introduce myself as the Sunset Elementary Principal! I have heard wonderful things about our Sunset scholars, staff, and parents.  In case you do not know me, please allow me to tell you a little about myself.  This is my 15th year working with Carlsbad scholars.  I have had the pleasure of working with students from 1st grade to seniors in high school; I have also worked with adult learners through Adult Basic Education at NMSU-C.  I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Bilingual Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, with a minor in Educational Psychology & School Counseling, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Management & Development. I hold a Level Three-A Instructional Leader License and a Level Three-B Pre K-12 Administrative License for the state of New Mexico. 


I am currently working the K3Plus program, thus I will be at Sunset for most of the summer.


My main objective is to support students, teachers, and parents to ensure student success and academic confidence that will benefit our scholars throughout their entire educational process. I will be working diligently with the fine staff of Sunset to make my transition as the new principal as seamless as possible.


I look forward to eventually meeting you.  Let’s have a GREAT school year!



Yolanda Carrasco Pirtle