• School Closings/Delays:

    Last update: 3/27/20 10:30 a.m.

    From Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham:
    Today, @GOVMLG will sign an Executive Order to direct New Mexico public education to shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year.

    An important message from the School Social Worker of ABA: I will be offering social/emotional interventions through the following e-mail during this unexpected time off. Ofreceré intervenciones 
    socio-emocionales por medio del correo electrónico siguiente durante este tiempo 
    inesperado the tiempo sin escuela. email: cbarffuson@lpelc.com and at https://www.lpelc.com/0/olc/74

    Beginning Monday, March 16, New Mexico K-12 public schools will close for three weeks to mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19. While the closing is currently effective through April 6, it may be extended as conditions warrant. NMPED and New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) are working together on a daily basis to share the most current information as well as to consult on protocols, procedures and best practices. Read more information here

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General Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Office Phone: (505) 836-7706, ext. 202

Email: cjones@lpelc.com

Website(s): La Promesa Early Learning Center; Coffe Break 

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”
- John Dewey

Hola! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. My name is Chris Jones, and I am happy to return for another year to La Promesa Early Learning Center Charter School as your Executive Director. From 2012-2014, I served as assistant principal. I am a passionate educator who is committed to student growth and school innovation. Below you will find some of my professional credentials. Please feel free to visit me any time - my door is always open!


  • 13+ years of charter school experience serving in various capacities, including:
    • Educational Assistant
    • Teacher
    • Reading Coordinator
    • Literacy Coordinator
    • Principal Intern
    • Assistant Principal
    • Principal
    • Executive Director
    • *College (CNM) Part-Time Contract Instructor
  • Senior Director of Learning Technologies, Albuquerque Public Schools


  • Master of Education (MEd), Eastern New Mexico University – Education Administration
  • Master of Science (MS) Education, Walden University – Reading Education
  • Bachelor of Occupational Education (BOE), Eastern New Mexico University – Professional Technical Education
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Central New Mexico Community College – Business Administration


  • Level 3B – Pre K-12 Administrative License
  • Level 3A Instructional Leader – Pre K-12 Special Education License
  • Level 3A Instructional Leader – Pre K-12 Specialty Area License with Endorsements in Business Education, Technology Education and Reading
  • Level 3A Instructional Leader – 7-12 Secondary Vocational Technical License
  • Level 3A Instructional Leader – K-8 Elementary License with Endorsements in Business Education, and Reading


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