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Dr. Donald Duran

Policy and Instruction Chair, District 6

Dr. Donald Duran

District 6

District 6 Map 2013
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Contact Me:

Phone: (505) 880-3729

Email: Donald.duran@aps.edu

Term Expires: 2017

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

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Middle Schools

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