Administration

Administration

Mrs. Sledzinski (pronounced Sled-jin-ski) is entering her seventh year as principal at Koogler and her 22nd year working in education. As principal she supervises: the English, Social Studies and Special Education Departments, finance, transportation, staffing, grades, the master calendar, the 90 day plan, keys, duty schedules, maintenance, professional development, and safety. 

Mrs. Sledzinski graduated from Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, earned her Bachelors Degree from Waynesburg University in Art, completed the Teacher Education Program at the University of New Mexico, and received her Masters Degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. She has 21 years of teaching and administrative experience from several four corners area schools.

Mrs. Sledzinski has taught Computers, Pre-K, Reading and Art and is also certified to teach K-8 and Social Studies. She has previously served as a middle school assistant principal, middle school principal and high school assistant principal. Mrs. Sledzinski has won awards for: VFW Educator of the Year, School District Teacher of the Year, the New Mexico School Board Association's Excellence for Student Achievement Award, and Aztec High School's Make a Difference Award.

Mrs. Sledzinski has been married for 21 years and has 1 child. She loves to be outdoors, read, draw, and garden.

Philosophy: Education is essential to have having a high quality life, no one can take what you know away from you. It is critical we empower students with the knowledge they need to be successful adults.

Motto: Before we arrive, we need to know how to get there. Our job as educators  involves showing students how to: work, find answers, stay organized, reason, and problem solve. We can't expect them to do all of these things without first teaching them how to do them.

 

Mrs. Arrington is entering her first year as assistant principal at Koogler and her 23rd year in education. As assistant principal she supervises: the Math, Science, and Electives departments, discipline, attendance, lockers, and SAT. 

She was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from Farmington High School.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New Mexico State University, and earned a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Walden University.

She is K-8 licensed, K-12 Administrator licensed, and TESOL endorsed. Mrs. Arrington has been a Middle school teacher in the Farmington School district for 22 years. She taught Math for 6 years and Science for 16 years and coached several sports: volleyball, basketball, track, and softball.  In addition she has served in several Leadership roles in my career.

Mrs. Arrington is married and has 3 fur children. She loves to be with her family and dogs and enjoys traveling, fishing, listening to live music, playing and watching sports. 

Philosophy: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela. You are in charge of your own learning, be the captain of your education and steer oneself in the right direction.

Motto: Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. Life is better when you’re laughing.

Koogler Middle School   505-334-6102

Principal

Mrs. Sledzinski  kmsledje@aztecschools.com

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Arrington  kmarissa@aztecschools.com

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