APS Board of Education Extends Superintendent’s Contract
Raquel Reedy’s contract was extended a year to June 2019.
The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education voted 5-2 Friday to extend Superintendent Raquel Reedy’s contract by a year to June 2019.
Board President Dr. David Peercy described Superintendent Reedy as a trusted collaborator who offers stability and nurtures positive relationships with students, parents, staff, the community and the board.
“The months ahead promise to be extraordinarily challenging with declining revenue in the state budget, but we’re confident Superintendent Reedy will advance plans for student success via the Academic Master Plan and that she will continue to have thoughtful and intentional conversations with the community as we map out new standards for excellence in Albuquerque Public Schools,” Peercy read from a statement after announcing the contract extension.
Reedy took over as acting superintendent in August 2015 and was named superintendent in April 2016. Her contract includes an annual salary of $240,000
Reedy began her career as a teacher of the visually impaired 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.
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.
“I appreciate the board’s support. The extended contract will allow us to continue to work toward improving student academic achievement even as we tighten our belts and become more efficient,” Reedy said. “As long as we keep students as our focus, we will be headed in the right direction.”