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Posted October 19, 2010

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Superintendent Receives Leadership Award in Education

Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks received Leadership Award in Education at the De Colores’ 18th annual Hispanic Culture Festival.

De Colores, an Albuquerque non-profit which organizes a number of events during Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized a number of individuals including Gov. Bill Richardson for their leadership in education on Oct. 15.

Usually the organization recognizes individuals for their leadership in a number of categories including music, health, writing and grassroots organizing. This year they decided to make all the awards individuals and organizations for their leadership in education.

“I am proud and humbled to receive this award,” said APS Supt. Winston Brooks.

De Colores will also award scholarships to students based on an essay competition that was held during Hispanic Heritage Month.