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APS Hires New Chief Technology Officer

Paul Romero, who is currently with Rio Rancho Public Schools, will start his new position in mid-May.

May 2, 2013

APS officials today announced that Paul Romero, currently executive director of information technology for the Rio Rancho Public Schools, has been appointed chief technology officer for APS.

“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Romero,” said APS Superintendent Winston Brooks. “He has a strong background in the management of technology for public schools and will complement the technology team currently in place.”

Romero, who has been in his current position Rio Rancho Public Schools since 2008, will start his new position in mid-May, Brooks said.

Romero replaces Lynn Harris, who will retire from APS in June.

Prior to joining Rio Rancho Public Schools, Romero was the chief information officer for the High Plains Regional Education Cooperative in Raton from 2004 to 2008.

He holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado.

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