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Gabriella Durán BlakeyAPS Board of Education Names Dr. Gabriella Durán Blakey as Superintendent

The APS Board of Education voted to appoint Dr. Blakey as the district's superintendent. 


Read the complete news release.

About the Search

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education is searching for a superintendent to replace Superintendent Scott Elder, whose contract expires on June 30, 2024. The board expects to have a new superintendent in place by July 1.

Meet the Finalists

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, finalists participated in the Superintendent Townhall and Forum event. The finalists fielded dozens of questions throughout the day, touching on everything from teacher shortages and school start times to restorative justice and student safety. 

Individual Questions

Student Session

Employee Forum

General Public Forum

Members of the community were given an opportunity before the forums to submit questions for the finalists. View questions from the community.

Online Survey 

Students, families, staff, and the community were encouraged to complete an online survey available in November on the characteristics of the next superintendent. The board is using the public input as they evaluate applicants. Just like with the goals and guardrails, the board wants the characteristics of the new superintendent to reflect the community’s vision and values. View the results of the survey and other community input

Applicant Information

McPherson & Jacobson, the firm working with APS on the search, accepted applications through Dec. 12. Learn about the applicants.


The board is on track to having a new superintendent chosen by the end of January and in place to hit the ground running before the 2024-2025 school year.  


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