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Superintendent Raquel Reedy

Raquel Reedy - Superintendent

Raquel Reedy is the superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools. An educator for more than four decades, Reedy began her career as a teacher of students with visual impairments in Boston in 1974. She started with APS in 1977 as a special education teacher at Atrisco Elementary.

After an eight-year stint as a personnel specialist in the APS Human Resources Department, Reedy served as principal at E.G. Ross and Mitchell elementary schools before being named associate superintendent for elementary education in 2007, supervising 45 elementary schools.

Reedy took over as acting superintendent in August 2015 and was named superintendent in April 2016.

She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Texas at Austin.



Be an Informed Voter, Mail In Your Ballot

"I am not here to tell voters how to vote. But I do feel an obligation to let you know what we are asking for. Why we believe we need this money. Why we are seeking a property tax increase," Superintendent Reedy writes in her weekly message.

Superintendent’s Contract Extended

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday, Dec. 19, to extend Superintendent Raquel Reedy’s contract by a year to June 2021.

Wishes for a Joyous Winter Break

A holiday message from Superintendent Raquel Reedy

Register to Vote in Mail-In Election by Jan. 8

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy encourages employees to vote in the mail-in election on a bond/mill levy package for school improvements.

Recognizing Outstanding Employees

In her weekly message, Superintendent Reedy encourages nominations for the district's new Employee Recognition program.

Thankful for the APS Family

Read Superintendent Reedy's Thanksgiving message to employees.

Thank You, Veterans!

In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy expresses gratitude for those who serve and those who have served.

Peer Support

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy talks about the benefits of being a member of the Council of the Great City Schools.


In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy says Americans shouldn't take our right to vote for granted.

Good Teaching & Learning Make the Year Fly By

Superintendent Reedy's weekly message.


In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy describes APS as her team. "I am its biggest fan."

The United Way and Our Community

In her weekly message, Superintendent talks about the partnership between APS and the United Way.

Stepped Up Safety Measures

Supt. Reedy reaches out to families to let them know what APS is doing to keep students and staff safe.

Community Schools and Their Amazing Coordinators

Coordinators Appreciation Week is Sept. 25-29

Supt. Encourages Nominations for Hall of Honor

"Let us honor our educators," APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy writes in her weekly message to employees.

The Value of Being in School Every Day

"Once we get our students in the classroom, we can help them succeed. It's everyone's job to get them there," Supt. Reedy writes in her weekly message.

Thank You for Your Service

A Labor Day weekend message from Supt. Raquel Reedy

Working to Improve Special Education Morale

In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy discusses a study to measure employee satisfaction among special education teachers and staff.

School Grades Show Improvement

A message from Supt. Reedy about grades released by the state on Friday, Aug. 17.

Don't We All

In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy talks about how staff, students and families alike are hoping for a very good school year.

Art & Music Coming to All Elementary Schools
We're hiring 20 music and art teachers a year for the next five years so that students will have both subjects every year in elementary school.
Outstanding Employees Announced
The first group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program includes an activities director, leadership instructor, redirector and specialist.
#ADayInSchool -- Again!
We're promoting a social media campaign during the 2019 New Mexico Legislature to remind lawmakers, and the constituents they serve, of the important work we do on a daily basis.
Student of the Week Esperanza Biggs
A junior at Valley High School
Apply for a Foundation Grant
The APS Education Foundation is now accepting applications for Horizon, Achieve and Success awards.