Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico.
Roch said he begins work at Texico, where he previously spent 8 ½ years as a teacher and coach, on July 1.
“I am looking forward to returning to Texico, though my wife and I will certainly miss the many friends we've made in Tucumcari,” Roch wrote in an e-mail.
Roch said the move will not impact his position as a state representative. The Republican is running unopposed this November. Both Texico and Tucumcari are in District 67.