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Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 200 West Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-9900
Fax: (505) 855-9970

Full staff listing

Mission Statement 

We are leaders and stewards of Special Education services and providers. Our responsibilities include allocating resources and providing guidance to schools based on identified needs to assure compliance. Systems are in place that improve student outcomes as measures by quality indicators, trends in DPH and PED requests, stakeholder feedback and student progress. 

Guiding Principles

  • Serving students according to individualized need
  • Ensuring quality of access to educational services regardless of where the student lives in the city
  • Using evidence-based practices for all students
  • Meeting our students' needs in their own communities 

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Leadership and Administration

The Special Education Directors support the needs of our special education students and monitoring state and federal education requirements.

  • Associate Superintendent: Lucinda Sanchez
  • Executive Administrative Assistant: Germaine Sanchez, (505) 855-9901
  • Executive Director, Student Achievement: Claudia Gutierrez, 505-855-9914, gutierrez_cl@aps.edu
  • Executive Director, Preschool, Related Services, Evaluations: Bernadette Lucero-Turner, 505-855-9903,
  • Executive Director, Compliance: Cindy Soo Hoo, 505-855-9907, soohoo@aps.edu