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Posted August 7, 2014

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Helen Fox of APS Title I Homeless Project Retiring

Fox’s APS career spans 32 years

Helen Fox, director of the APS Title I Homeless Project, is retiring after 32 years with the Albuquerque Public Schools. She was honored on Wednesday night by the APS Board of Education for all her years of service to students in the district.

A tireless advocate for the more than 6,000 homeless students served each year by the district, Fox began her career with APS in 1982, and began working in the Title I Homeless Project in 1994.

Working with the 25 employees in the project office and more than 1,000 volunteers, Fox has helped make sure that the students and their families are able to access not only the educational services they need, but also social services to help the students succeed.

There will be an open house in honor of Helen from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Homeless Project Offices, 1730 University Blvd. SE

Under her direction, Fox and the APS Title I Homeless project have received a number of awards including

  • 2009 Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Education from the Council of the Great City Schools
  • 2009 Soroptimist International “Women Making a Difference Award”
  • 2007 Outstanding Individual Award from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
  • 2006 Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth from the National Child Labor Committee.

Fox, who will retire at the end of the month, came to APS after 18 years as an educator in Texas, California, West Virginia and Alabama.

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