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Dr. David E. Peercy, President

Dr. David PeercyDr. David E. Peercy
District 7

President, Board of Education
Term Expires: 2021


Phone: (505) 880-3729, Email:  (Please send all invitations to events to

About Dr. Peercy

Dr. Peercy is currently the President of the APS Board of Education for the period March 2016 – March 2017 and entering his eighth year on the Board. Prior to this year, Peercy served seven years as the chair of the APS Board’s Policy and Instruction Committee. Dave retired as a special appointment Distinguished Senior Scientist with Sandia National Laboratories in 2014.

Dr. Peercy was recognized in 2012 by the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) as a Master Board Member (MBM), and is one of only a few dozen board members statewide who have been honored with this recognition. The New Mexico School Boards Association developed the Master Board Member Program to develop a group of school board members who could mentor and teach other board members from across the state.  Dave completed more than 36 hours of professional development training, spent several days working with the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee on educational issues, and gave presentations at several state and national conferences. Dave also served as Secretary-Treasurer on the NMSBA Executive Committee for 2015. The MBM ceremony can be accessed here.

In 2013, Dr. Peercy was a finalist for the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) prestigious Richard R Green award representing the top board member among over 60 large urban school districts, including APS, which are part of the CGCS. Dr. Peercy was also instrumental in getting the CGCS recognized in 2015 as a White House Bright Spot in Hispanic Education.

Dr. Peercy and Dr. Brad Winter, at the time the APS chief operations officer, presented results of a research study at several CGCS conferences on the impact of capital operations functions (e.g., keeping schools refurbished, building new schools, and various architectural designs) on academic performance. The multi-year study focused on key performance indicators and operational effectiveness in urban school districts and introduced “A Case Study to Determine if Improving Certain District Operational Functions Correlates with Improved Student Achievement.” The primary study results can be accessed here.

Dr. Peercy is an avid art and music advocate and participant. His parents were long-time educators - his dad a music director and professional accompanist, and his mom a 4th-grade teacher a lyric soprano.  Dave is an accomplished pianist and clarinetist, and a “fledgling” guitarist. Dave and his wife sponsor the 4th Grade Honor Choir in hopes of encouraging our elementary students to develop their musical talents.


  • Professional
    • Senior Scientist/Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico (retired)
  • Education
    • BS Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado
    • MS Mathematics, New Mexico State University
    • PhD in Mathematics, New Mexico State University
  • Organizations Present and Past
    • Sandia Presbyterian Church (SPC)
    • Upward Basketball Referee/Coach
    • Youth Soccer Coach
    • APS Science Expo Reviewer/Judge
    • Member National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
    • Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP) Board of Directors
  • Activities and Hobbies
    • Music: University of Colorado Symphonic Winds (Clarinet), Piano, Guitar
    • Athletics: University of Colorado Letterman: Football (2 years.), Track (3 years)
    • Honorable Mention All Big Eight Academic (Football, Junior Year)
    • SPC Youth Mission Trips to Mexico

School Board District 7

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