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 A Good Day

Supt. Elder reflects on the first day back on campus for tens of thousands of APS students.

Posted April 9, 2021

 Thanks to All! Now, Next

As schools open to all students for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, APS Superintendent Elder recognizes the many groups that have supported students, families and schools.

Posted April 5, 2021

 All APS Schools to Reopen April 5

In a letter to the APS community, Interim Superintendent Scott Elder outlines plans for reopening schools.

Posted March 23, 2021

 Change Into What

In his first employee message as APS Superintendent, Scott Elder writes about the road ahead.

Posted March 19, 2021

 Scott Elder Named APS Superintendent

After leading the district as interim superintendent through months of a global pandemic, Elder was promoted to the permanent position by the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education on Monday.

Posted March 15, 2021

 One Year Ago

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder reflects on where APS has been and where the district is going.

Posted March 12, 2021

 Positive Trajectory

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes' about the district's improving graduation rates.

Posted March 5, 2021

 Keep the Focus

"There’s a lot to be optimistic about when you consider the totality of your work and the impact you’ve had and continue to have in your students’ lives," Supt. Elder wrote in his weekly message to employees.

Posted February 26, 2021

 Bringing Some Students Back on Campus

A message from Supt. Elder

Posted February 19, 2021

 APS Honors Black History Month

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes about Black History Month.

Posted February 12, 2021

 The Learning, Planning Continues

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes about reactions and revisions to the reentry plan.

Posted February 5, 2021

 When to Resume In-Person Learning

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder responds to the governor's announcement that students may return to school campuses beginning Feb. 8.

Posted January 29, 2021

 A Message of Unity

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder reflects on the unity theme of the presidential inauguration.

Posted January 22, 2021

 2021 Legislative Agenda

Supt. Elder outlines for areas of focus: budget, student achievement, equity, and workforce.

Posted January 15, 2021

 COVID Vaccines

Supt. Elder encourages employees to register for the vaccine with the state.

Posted January 8, 2021

 Crisis at the Capitol

A letter to the community from APS Interim Superintendent Scott Elder

Posted January 6, 2021

 Holiday Wishes From Supt. Elder

"One of my holiday wishes is to soon see students back in our classrooms, even if they are sitting six feet apart; to hear laughter in the hallways, even if it is muffled by masks."

Posted December 18, 2020

 Feeling Hopeful With a Plan

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder talks about plans for the near future.

Posted December 11, 2020

 Looking Back As We Move On

A message from Supt. Elder as we prepare to wrap up the first semester.

Posted December 4, 2020

 Looking Forward

Supt. Elder joins APS students and staff members in reflecting on what they're looking forward to once the pandemic is over.

Posted November 20, 2020

 Evaluation

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder talks about his first few months on the job.

Posted November 13, 2020

 APS Board Evaluates Interim Supt. Scott Elder

Elder stepped in as interim superintendent on July 1.

Posted November 9, 2020

 Good from a Pandemic

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder shares some of the good that's come from remote learning.

Posted November 6, 2020

 Supt. Elder Encourages APS Employees to Vote

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Posted October 30, 2020

 #APSProud

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder encourages employees to take part in the third annual APS Spirit Day

Posted October 23, 2020

 Going to the Source

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about reaching out to students to see how the virus is impacting their learning.

Posted October 16, 2020

 Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder encourages employees to find a balance between helping others and taking care of themselves.

Posted October 2, 2020

 Budget

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder discusses this school year's budget.

Posted September 25, 2020

 It Takes a Different Kind of Effort

In his weekly message to employees, Supt. Elder writes about the importance of good communication.

Posted September 18, 2020

 Attendance Awareness

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder discusses the importance of student attendance and engagement.

Posted September 11, 2020