Mayfield High selects new principal

Mayfield High selects new principal

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Mayfield High School Assistant Principal Eric Fraass has been selected as Mayfield’s Principal, announced Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Stan Rounds.

The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2015, upon the retirement of current Principal Jo Beth Hawk.

“It’s an honor to be selected as principal of this great school,” Fraass said. “Mayfield has a long history of academic and extra-curricular excellence and I look forward to continuing that work with the MHS community.”

“Eric has tremendous leadership skills and a strong educational background which will benefit Mayfield students and staff,” Rounds said. “Following in the footsteps of Jo Beth Hawk is not an easy task but I have great confidence in Eric and his team.”

Fraass has been one of Mayfield’s assistant principals since June 2014. Prior to joining Mayfield, he was the director and assistant director of LCPS Human Resources from 2011-2014.

Fraass was also an assistant principal at Highland Elementary for two years. He began his teaching career in 2000 and was previously a teacher at Jornada Elementary and East Picacho Elementary.

Fraass is a 2013 graduate from the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Cruces program. He obtained his Administrative Licensure in Educational Management and Development in 2010 from New Mexico State University; a Master’s of Arts in Biology from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.; and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from Western State of Colorado in Gunnison, Colo.

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