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Team Biographies

Albuquerque Public Schools is led by a team of committed, distinguished, and highly accomplished individuals working to improve the education of Albuquerque children. Together, this group guides APS.

Scott Elder

Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent

Dr. Gabriella Blakey

Albuquerque Public Schools Interim Chief Operations Officer

Gene Saavedra

Interim Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 1

Dr. Antonio Gonzales

Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 2

Amanda DeBell

Interim Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 3

Troy Hughes

Associate Superintendent, Leadership and Learning Zone 4

Stephanie Fascitelli

Associate Superintendent, Special Education

Dr. Madelyn P. Serna Mármol

Associate Superintendent, Equity, Instruction, Innovation, and Support

Dr. Richard Bowman

Albuquerque Public Schools Chief Information and Strategy Officer

Tami Coleman

Albuquerque Public Schools Chief Financial Officer

Brenda Yager

Albuquerque Public Schools Executive Director of Board Services and Government Affairs

Monica Armenta

Albuquerque Public Schools Executive Director of Communications

Steven Gallegos

Albuquerque Public Schools Chief of Police

Kristine Meurer, PhD

Albuquerque Public Schools Executive Director of Student Family and Community Supports

Deborah Elder

Albuquerque Public Schools Executive Director of Innovation