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Candelaria "Candy" Patterson

Position: District Equity and Engagement

District 5

Candelaria "Candy" Patterson

District 5

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Contact Me:

Phone: (505) 880-3729


Term Expires: 2021


State of New Mexico - Human Services

    • Retired Manager
    • Management/ Policy Analyst
    • Quality Control Reviewer
    • Corrective Action Coordinator

State of New Mexico – Office of Inspector General

    • Hearing Officer 
    • Investigations Unit


    • BUS, University of New Mexico

Organizations Present and Past:

    • Families United for Education (FUE), (Co-founder)
      • Unidos Project
    • APS Equity and Engagement Council
    • APS Student Handbook Workgroup
    • APS Capital Outlay Master Plan
    • APS Citizens Advisory Council
    • Bubble Gum Brigade-Building Our Schools
    • Parent Teacher Organizations
    • Latino Task Force
    • Association of Professional Supervisors, (Former President)
    • West Side Coalition of Neighborhoods (WSCONA),(Former President)
    • Laurelwood Neighborhood Association, (President)
    • AFSCME (Local 2839)
    • Democratic Party Ward Chair

Educational philosophy


Schools in School Board District 5

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Schools of Choice and Alternative

    UPDATE: Shelter in Place lifted at George I. Sanchez - Wednesday, Oct. 17
    Save the Date: School Showcase is Thursday, Oct. 25
    Albuquerque Public Schools knows when it comes to education, choice matters.
    Plan in Place for Weather-Related Delays, Closures
    Get updates at, Twitter and SchoolMessenger.
    It's National School Lunch Week
    Millions of meals are prepared, transported and served each year by APS Food and Nutrition Services.
    Seeking Input on Proposed 2019-20 Calendar
    APS is considering an Aug. 12 start date; the last day of school would be May 21.