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Superintendent's News

 Stories, Voices, and Choices

Superintendent Scott Elder's welcome message in the 2021-2022 Albuquerque Public Schools wall calendar.

Posted July 13, 2021

 A Good Kind of Tired

In his final message to employees for the 2020-2021 school year, Supt. Elder writes about this year's accomplishments and plans for the future.

Posted May 21, 2021

 Unfinished Learning

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about helping students prioritize, adjust, and let go.

Posted May 14, 2021

 Congrats to the Class of 2021!

"This graduation season feels exceptional because of all we have been through as a school district and all we accomplished despite the unprecedented challenges we faced," Supt. Elder writes in his weekly message.

Posted May 7, 2021

 Lessons Learned

Supt. Elder reached out to students and staff to find out what they've learned during the pandemic.

Posted April 30, 2021

 Principals Keep the Faith

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder expresses his appreciation for school principals.

Posted April 23, 2021

 Taking Care of the Social and Emotional

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about social and emotional learning for both students and staff.

Posted April 16, 2021

 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