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Dr. Donald Duran

Position: Vice President and Audit Chair

Vice President and Audit Chair

Dr. Donald Duran

Dr. Donald Duran

Biography

Professional:

  • New Mexico Highlands University 2010-2013: Masters of Education Leadership Department
  • New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Assistant Secretary of Education, Charter Schools Division, 2006 – Present
  • Belen Consolidated Schools, Belen, New Mexico
  • Superintendent 2001 – 2005
  • Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Principal Albuquerque High School, 1996 – 2001
  • Principal Cibola High School, 1989 – 1996
  • Principal Ernie Pyle Middle School, 1984 – 1989
  • Assistant Principal / Teacher  Taft Middle School, 1980 – 1984
  • ABC Consolidated School District, Cerritos, California, 1971 – 1980
  • District Federal Project Director
  • Assistant Principal Gahr and Artesia High Schools
  • Junipero Serra Catholic High School Gardena, California, 1968 – 1971

Education:

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Doctorate of Education, 2003

California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, California

Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies, 1973

School Administration Degree, 1972

University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Studies, 1967

Professional Organizations and Affiliations:

  • National Association of Public Charter Schools
  • New Mexico School Board Association
  • New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators
  • New Mexico Charter School Association
  • National Association of School Based Health Care
  • United Way of Central New Mexico / Valencia County
  • New Mexico Highlands University /College of Santa Fe: Faculty

Publications:

  • Dissertation: The Role of Sustained Dialogue with a Mentor in the Development of a Novice Principal’s Understanding of the Principalship, December 2003
  • Creating a Health Care Safety Net for Schools, National Association of School Based Health Care website (www.nasbhc.org/APP/Duran_OpEd.htm), February 2003
  • Federal Project on Boundaries, Albuquerque Public Schools, May 1981
  • Career Education Project, ABC Consolidated School District, August 1975
  • ABC Unified School District Master Plan, ABC Unified School District, May 1974

Educational Philosophy

Schools in School Board District 6

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

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