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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.

 


 

Strong Foundation

"As I enter my third year as superintendent, I’m starting to visualize progress as we shift attitudes, add programs and develop strategies that are directly impacting the education and lives of our students," Supt. Reedy wrote in her weekly message.

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Grieving

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy offers condolences to those in the APS community who have lost a loved one this year.

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Best in Class

Innovation and creativity are being recognized by the APS Education Foundation, Supt. Reedy writes in her weekly message.

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Team Coders

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy draws a parallel between team computer coders and educators.

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Spring Break, Spring Cleaning

In her weekly message to employees, Supt. Reedy wishes everyone a Happy Spring Break and encourages donations of gently used clothing to the Spring Cleaning Drive for the APS Community Clothing Bank.

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The Future is in Good Hands

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy reflects on the APS students who took part in the National School Walkout.

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Missing My VCR (or maybe not)

"Technology can be so overwhelming. Wonderfully convenient, but intimidating, too," Supt. Reedy writes in reference to the district's new online registration process.

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Helping Students Find Their Voice

"We want our students to feel like they have a voice, but we also want them to be safe and in school when they're supposed to be. If we can come up with solutions that allow us to do both, we will all benefit," Supt. Reedy writes in her weekly message.

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Thanks, Partners!

"Let’s face it, it takes an entire community to educate a child. That’s why I am so appreciative of our many, many partners," Supt. Reedy writes in her weekly message.

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Take Care of Yourself

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy notes how a lot of APS employees and students aren't feeling too well these days.

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How Can I Help You?

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy contemplates the power of those five works.

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A Promise is a Promise

APS has worked to keep budget cuts away from students and learning, Supt. Reedy writes in her weekly message.

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APS Launches Twitter Campaign Focused on Learning

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy writes about #ADayInSchool

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Holiday Wishes from Supt. Reedy

"However you choose to spend the winter break, I wish you happiness, comfort and rest – well-deserved rest."

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Deep Diving

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy looks at ways the district is helping schools to improve including instructional rounds.

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Superintendent's Contract Extended

Raquel Reedy's contract, approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday, was extended a year to June 30, 2020.

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Improving Schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act

In a message to the APS community, Supt. Reedy describes how some schools are subject to more rigorous intervention.

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Getting Off the Bus

In her weekly message, Supt. Reedy describes a bus tour that introduced zone principals to resources and organizations in their neighborhoods.

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News
Thankful for the APS Family
Read Superintendent Reedy's Thanksgiving message to employees.
Continuing Our Thanksgiving Meal Tradition
Many of our schools serve a festive meal of roasted turkey and all the trimmings to students and their families.
November Teacher of the Month Kari Stevenson
The Teacher of the Month for November 2018 is Tomasita Elementary School's Fourth Grade Teacher Kari Stevenson.
Student of the Week Amberly Amin
8th grader at Taylor Middle School
Schools Looking Forward to 3-Day Thanksgiving Holiday
The Thanksgiving holiday for schools is Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23. Administrative offices are open on Nov. 21, closed Nov. 22 and 23.