Superintendent's News

 From Sub to Supt

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder addresses the sub shortage.

Posted September 24, 2021

 School Board Election

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder invites employees and the public to school board candidate forums and encourages them to vote in the upcoming election.

Posted September 17, 2021

 Student Behavior, Safety & Social Media

In a message to the APS Community, Superintendent Elder writes about student behavior, student and staff safety, and social media.

Posted September 16, 2021

 Never Forget

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder reflects on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Posted September 10, 2021

 Making Connections

In his weekly message, Supt. Elder writes about the importance of building relationships with students to help keep them attending school.

Posted September 3, 2021

 Spending and Planning

In his weekly message, Superintendent Elder writes about the next steps in developing a strategic plan and spending federal funds.

Posted August 27, 2021

 Keeping Students, Staff Safe

A letter to the APS community from Superintendent Scott Elder following the shooting at Washington Middle School

Posted August 17, 2021

 Different Yet the Same

Superintendent Elder's message to employees on the first week of school

Posted August 13, 2021

 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

 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

 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