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Board of Education

A seven-member elected Board of Education serves the educational needs and interests of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Board of Education Membership
DistrictBoard MemberTermOffice/Committee
Dist. 1 Yolanda Montoya-Cordova 2019 Secretary
Dist. 2 Peggy Muller-Aragón 2019 Finance
Dist. 3 Lorenzo L. Garcia 2021 Vice President and Audit
Dist. 4 Barbara Petersen 2019 Policy and Instruction
Dist. 5 Candelaria "Candy" Patterson 2021 District Equity and Inclusion
Dist. 6 Elizabeth Armijo 2021 Capital Outlay, Property and Technology
Dist. 7 Dr. David E. Peercy 2021 President

To find out which school board member represents you, email with your full street address. Find your APS District on Bernalillo County's My Voter Information web page.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on a regular basis and the public is welcome to attend. You can also watch meetings live, streamed to our YouTube channel. 

About the Board

The APS Board of Education comprises seven members, people from all walks of life who devote their time to public service as elected officials. 

  • Board members serve alternating four-year terms. The upcoming 2019 school board election will be for districts 1, 2, and 4. 
  • Board members vote on who will serve as officers, president, vice president, and secretary each year.
  • Board members select members who are not officers to serve as heads of the standing committees of the Board of Education.

Board of Education Authority

The powers of the Board of Education lie in its action as a public body. Although a member of a board of education is a public officer, that person has no authority or power individually. By law, the Board of Education is charged with:

The board and its individual members do not address personnel issues other than those related specifically to the superintendent.

Contact the Board of Education

Phone: (505) 880-3729, Email: boarded@aps.edu
Board Services Office Staff