Pam Hightower, who spent 13 years in a classroom or as a
reading specialist at Sanger Elementary, is returning to the school as
replaces Alfredo Turrubiates, who was recently tapped to lead Murray Elementary
School when it opens in August.
has spent the past several years working for Lovington Municipal Schools, most
recently as assistant principal at Llano Elementary, a pre-K and kindergarten
excited about not having to make the drive anymore,” said Hightower, who lives
in Hobbs. “I have worked with some wonderful people in Lovington but it feels
good to come back home. I feel very comfortable at Sanger. There’s still some
of the same faces at Sanger from when I left and I look forward to getting to
know the new people.”
graduated from Melrose High School and began her teacher career in Hagerman after
earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University.
moving to Hobbs from Hagerman, her first job was as a classroom teacher at Edison
before moving onto the reading specialist position at Sanger. Hightower said
her background in reading will help her to continue to make the subject a
priority at Sanger.
Hightower will meet with her staff next week, she plans to be at Sanger
Elementary School full-time after spring break in order to become familiar with
her new job.
meantime, Hightower – who has been the Eagles’ official statistician for more
than ten years – will continue to be a familiar face at the scorer’s table
during Hobbs basketball games. “I enjoy
athletics and I like to stay involved,” she said.