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Welcome to DPS Human Resources webpage. From this site you may access general information regarding personnel and employment. If you have further questions, please contact our Department at (575) 546-8841.

Denise Ruttle
Chief Human Resources Officer
Deming Public Schools
Vision and Purpose
The Human Resources Division focuses on customer service and customer relations to Deming Public School students and Deming Public School employees, as well as the community. Our goal is to strive daily to assure someone is always available in the department responding in a timely manner. We want to be a friendly face and a friendly voice to those seeking our assistance. We work to provide accurate answers and referrals to the person who can provide the answers and solutions to inquiries. We work to be respectful at all times.
HR - Assorted Forms
2018-2019 Salary Schedules


2 months ago

Denise Ruttle
Executive Director of Human Resources

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Recruiting Highly Qualified Staff
  • Employment, transfer and dismissal recommendations
  • Maintenance of personnel records
  • Supervision, evaluation and training protocols
  • Licensure support
  • Professional Learning

Velia Legarda,
Administrative Assistant

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Personnel Records
  • VISA Paperwork
  • Employment Opportunities

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Nallely Gonzalez,
Administrative Assistant

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Title II Documentation
  • Oasys Frontline Support
  • Website

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Lorena Sanchez,
Human Resources Assistant

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Substitute Teacher Support
  • New Employee Paperwork
  • Para Educator Testing

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EEO Statement - Deming Public Schools
Deming Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Deming Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Deming Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Leaving the District?

3 months ago

Thank you for your service to the Deming Public Schools!

As part of the exit process, employees must complete the clearance form, which can be downloaded here.


We would appreciate it if you would take a few moments and complete the exit questionnaire to help us improve the services we provide to students, staff and the community.


Tuition Reimbursement

2 months ago

Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program

If you are interested in participating in the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP), please download the Program Overview sheet and application.

Applications for the 2016-2017 STRP will not be accepted after 12:00 PM (MDT), July 31, 2016, except for new hires*.

* exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Contact Information:

              (575) 546-8841(575)                  546-8841
              Nallely Gonzalez

STRP Documents:


              Reimbursement Form

              Program Information

Other Documents:


              WNMU Tuition/Fees
              Sample Reimb. Forms

Reimbursement Schedule



Submission Date

Payment Date



January 13

January 30



May 15

May 30


(any session)


June 15

(no requests accepted after this date)

When participants submit a final grade report demonstrating satisfactory completion.


Per New Mexico Public Education Department and the Rural Low Income School grant, we will pay 100% of tuition at successful completion for the course(s) the employee is taking.


* Please note that the district’s fiscal year ends on June 30, so funds will be encumbered with the assumption that participants will pass their classes. One hundred percent of reimbursement will be made when a receipt for payment and official grade report are submitted.

Allowable Expenses

  • STRP assistance is allowable for undergraduate or graduate education leading to a degree.
  • The employee must be admitted to a degree/certificate program.
  • The allowance is limited to regular tuition and general recurring fees (includes online fees).
  • Some of the fees and materials that STRP will not reimburse include:
    • books or course materials
    • tools, equipment, or supplies (other than required textbooks)
    • certificate programs
    • room and board
    • laboratory breakage fees
    • tutoring fees
    • auditing fees
    • transportation and parking
    • expenses at any institution that are not normally included in the basic tuition fees by Western New Mexico University.


Eligible Institutions

STRP participants must attend accredited colleges and universities to be approved for the program.

Loan Forgiveness

(This content is informational only. The Deming Public Schools is not responsible for the content or information provided.)


Teacher Loan Repayment Program

DPS Hard to Fill High-Risk Teaching Position Letter

The Teacher Loan Repayment Program new and renewal applications open every year on March 1st and close on May 2nd at 5:00 PM.


Wondering whether you can get your federal student loans forgiven or canceled for your service as a teacher?

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans

Teacher Cancellation

for Federal Perkins Loans

All of the schools within the Deming Public Schools, including DCCCHS, are considered low-income by the DOE.

The above links will take you to external websites managed by NMPED or USDOE.


3 months ago

NMTeach Teachers

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Other staff         PDP Support

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NM Training Video for Frontline Oasys

For Evaluator Training Video click on View Video.

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NMTEACH STEPS (as shared in January):




Classroom Observation Creating an Environment for Learning and Teaching for Learning

Planning and Preparation and Professionalism

Teacher Attendance and Surveys

Step 1: Teachers who have no student achievement data in the last 3 years





Step 2: Teachers with 1-2 years of student achievement data (STAM) who teach courses related to STAM





Step 3: Teachers with 3 years of student achievement data who teach courses related to STAM






3 months ago

Check out our current openings at:

Deming Public Schools TalentEd

Why work for the Deming Public Schools?

3-Year Mentor Induction Program

A 2014 U.S. Department of Education study found that nearly 20 percent of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting. 

Our program is designed to support teachers and help them grow through the challenges and difficulties that arise during this period.

Teachers participate in monthly workshops taught by our Instructional Coaches. Coaches follow up with feedback and coaching conversations to help teachers implement their learning.

Instruction Coach Support

Deming Public Schools believes in "coaching up" our instructional staff. Every school has an instructional coach who focuses on providing support for the instructional staff, especially the new teachers.

Click on the title to meet the team!

The Deming Public Schools believes in life-long learning and we encourage our staff to pursue higher education. Participants in this program can earn a Masters Degree with all tuition and fees paid for by the school district.

Salaries and Benefits
(2015-16 information)

Fourth grade students participate in a "Living Wax Museum."

Students from My Little School (PreK) visit an area pumpkin patch.

Students get a snack as the after school program gets started.

Watch the videos below featuring music ensembles from Deming High School and Red Mountain Middle School.

Area Links:

Watch the videos below to get a feel for living in Deming New Mexico.