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Dr. Donald Duran

Position: Policy and Instruction Chair

Policy and Instruction Chair

Dr. Donald Duran

Dr. Donald Duran

District 6

District 6 Map 2013
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Term Expires: 2017



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 (, 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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        La Llorona takes the stage at Albuquerque High
        The drama club is performing Rudolfo Anaya's version of the folktale through mid-November.
        Student of the Week Sophia Rubio
        Fifth grader at Armijo Elementary
        APS "Fun & Wellness Fair" on Saturday, November 5th
        The Fun & Wellness Fair and free health care enrollment event will be held at Taylor Ranch Community Center from 10 am to 2 pm.
        Horizon Awards go to 40 innovative projects
        The APS Education Foundation awarded more than $100,000 for fine arts, STEM and literacy.
        Thanks for Stopping By
        Our annual School Choice Fair was a big success thanks to all of you who came by to see what we have to offer.