Capitan Municipal Schools
To Lead, Educate, and Prepare All Students
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Welcome to Capitan Municipal Schools

We welcome you to the Capitan Municipal Schools District website and on-line home of the Fighting Tigers. Famously known as the birthplace of Smokey Bear, the Village of Capitan is Located in Lincoln County, near the heart of New Mexico. Our village is set in the temperate mountain climate between the Capitan and Sacramento mountains of New Mexico. Founded in the harsh frontier days of 1891, we have grown in numbers while retaining our small town country flavor.

Capitan Municipal Schools is honored to serve and guide our most precious assets—our children. We know that these young learners represent us—and our future.

We are an educational community with a mission that values and strives to empower young learners in a safe and nurturing environment. We invite you to browse our website and learn about the remarkable students, staff, and community that make us unique.

A Message From Our Superintendent

September 30, 2021

Dear Community Members, Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I am honored to serve as interim superintendent for the Capitan Municipal Schools and I look forward to supporting and advancing the district mission where everyone is valued, safe, nurtured, and where learners are empowered.

As a veteran educator, I wholeheartedly value the educational programs and services in place, and I am committed to advancing best practices to ensure students have opportunities to explore their interests and receive a quality education. 

I am a retired educator who spent 27 years as a classroom teacher and the remainder of my tenure in school administration at the state and local level. 

While serving as your interim superintendent, I will be accessible to all stakeholders and commit to maintaining an open-door communication policy. I welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you have about our schools. You can reach me directly at (575) 354-8511.


Steven Sanchez, PhD
Interim Superintendent

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