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Learn about Superintendent Winston Brooks

Official Biography

Download Mr. Brooks' biography as a PDF

Contact Information:
6400 Uptown Blvd.
Suite 600 East
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 880-3744

Professional Experience

Superintendent Albuquerque Public Schools 7-08 to present
Superintendent Wichita Public Schools 8-98 to 6-08
Div. Director, Personnel Services Wichita Public Schools 8-96 to 8-98
Executive Director, Personnel / Employee Relations Wichita Public Schools
8-94 to 8-96
Chief Negotiator
Wichita Public Schools
8-93 to 8-98
Director, Classified Personnel
Wichita Public Schools
1-91 to 7-94
Adjunct Professor
Newman University
8-90 to 8-98
Wichita Public Schools
8-87 to 1-91

Community Leadership

  • Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • United Way of Central New Mexico Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors
  • Economic Forum
  • Honorary Commander of Kirtland Air Force Base
  • Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council (SBAC)
  • Superintendent’s Community Council on Equity (SCCE)
  • APS Education Foundation Board of Directors (ex-officio)
  • Junior Achievement of New Mexico, Central Region Board of Directors

Professional Associations

  • New Mexico School Superintendents Association (NMSSA)
  • New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators (NMCSA)
  • Superintendents Community Council on Equity
  • Education Research and Development Institute - Executive Member (ERDI)
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Council of Great City Schools - Executive Committee
  • New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors


  • 2010 NM Foundation for Open Government’s William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award
  • 2010 Leadership Award in Education, De Colores
  • 2007 Friends of the Family Award, Kansas Black Expo, Topeka, KS
  • Finalist for the Cable Leaders in Learning Award (2007)
  • 2006 and 2010 Finalist for Richard R. Green Award, Council of Great City Schools
  • 2004 Recipient of the Fulbright Program— Seminar for U.S. Superintendents in Germany
  • 2004 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award


  • Education Spc. Ed. Admin., Wichita State University, 1980
  • Masters Ed. Admin., Wichita State University, 1978
  • Bachelors Elem. Ed., Wichita State University, 1974

About APS

  • Albuquerque Public Schools is a 90,000-student district in central New Mexico, the 30th largest in the country, and educates a third of the state’s public schools students.
  • APS includes 139 schools: 13 high schools, 27 middle schools, 89 elementaries and 10 alternative schools.
  • The urban and rural district covers 1,230 square miles and includes territory in 14 municipalities.


  • Mr. Brooks and his wife, Ann, have been married for more than 30 years. They have four grown children and two grandchildren.
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