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We're proud to feature employees who receive special honors, awards, and recognitions in Perspective and on the website. Please send information and a photograph to king_joh@aps.edu.

Edward Gonzales Teacher Recognized by NM Gifted Association

Katy Hammel was named Teacher of the Year for making an enormous difference to her students and school.

Posted October 24, 2013

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APS Salutes Employees Who Feed Our Kids

During National School Lunch Week, the district recognizes nearly 700 employees who work in kitchens across the district preparing and serving tens of thousands of healthy meals for students each day.

Posted October 17, 2013

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John Adams Social Worker Awarded 'Typical or Troubled' School Mental Health Grant

Toni Sanchez-Romero will lead a group of professionals in training school personnel to identify teenage behavior as typical or a warning sign of mental health issues.

Posted October 3, 2013

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Valley High Team Selected to Participate in Project ENABLE

The three-member team is one of 10 in the nation that will travel to New York to learn how to better design and implement libraries and information programs.

Posted May 2, 2013

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Joycelyn Jackson Wins Regional Leadership Award

The APS coordinator of multicultural education will be honored this summer by the Southern Minority Leadership Council.

Posted April 25, 2013

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APS Budget Wins Distinguished Award

A national association serving government finance professionals throughout North America has recognized APS for its commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

Posted April 11, 2013

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Roosevelt Middle School Teacher Honored by East Mountain Chamber of Commerce

Paula Massey received teacher of the month award.

Posted April 4, 2013

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Eldorado Trainer Recognized by NMAA

Missy Archibeck was awarded the Distinguished Service Award earlier this year by the New Mexico Activities Association.

Posted April 4, 2013

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Eisenhower Teacher Wins My Favorite Teacher Contest

English teacher Lorraine Blakely has been named the local winner of the contest sponsored by Barnes & Noble.

Posted April 4, 2013

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Taylor Middle School Teacher Honored as a State Teacher of the Year Finalist

Lisa Todd earned award as a district teacher of the year from APS.

Posted March 28, 2013

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North Star Technology Teacher Selected as Apple Distinguished Educator

April Requard is only the third person from New Mexico to be selected to the prestigious, international program.

Posted February 28, 2013

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Public Invited to Farewell Reception for Outgoing Board Members

Paula Maes and David Robbins will be recognized at the end of the regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Posted February 14, 2013

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Jefferson Music Teacher to Receive Creative Bravos Award

Robb Janov and his Rock and Rhythm Band will be recognized at Creative Albuquerque's Gala Celebration on March 23.

Posted February 14, 2013

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EHS Librarian Heather Dahl Receives Leadership Award

The New Mexico Library Association recognizes Dahl for her advocacy on behalf of school libraries across the state.

Posted February 14, 2013

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Doris Merzweiler Named Teacher of Year Finalist

The adapted PE teacher for APS was recognized by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Posted February 7, 2013

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Madison Teacher Named Art Educator of the Year

Tammy Crespin was nominated by the NM Art Education Association.

Posted February 7, 2013

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Desert Ridge MS Band Director Gets National Recognition

Donna Schmidt has been named one of the 50 music teachers across the country who make a difference by School Band and Orchestra Magazine.

Posted December 20, 2012

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APS Teacher Named New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Educator of the Year

Theresa Sandoval of Dolores Gonzales Elementary received the award in recognition of the excellent job she does teaching students about the role agriculture plays in their lives.

Posted November 15, 2012

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APS Special Ed Department Presents at National Conference

Representatives from the APS Special Education Department spoke on scaffolding instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Posted November 8, 2012

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