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The list of semifinalists for the Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent of Schools.

APS Superintendent Search Restarted

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education decided to restart the search that was paused in March due to the pandemic, opening it up to potential additional semi-finalists. Applications closed on January 6, 2021. Fifteen new applicants applied for the position, including Interim Scott Elder.

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education selected six semifinalists to interview for the superintendent’s job. Interviews are slated for Feb. 2, 4, and 5, 2021. The Board plans to name finalists for the job on Feb. 5, 2021 following the interviews. 

Table: APS Superintendent Job Semifinalists
Semifinalist's NamePositionEmployerApplication
Robert Elder Interim Superintendent Albuquerque
Public Schools
Robert Elder
Application (PDF)
Kimberly Finke Principal Albuquerque Public Schools Kimberly Finke Application (PDF)
James McIntyre Assistant Professor
& Director, Center
for Educational Leadership
University of Tennessee James McIntyre Application (PDF)
Ignacio Ruiz Assistant Superintendent Clark County School District Ignacio Ruiz
Application (PDF)
Ushma Shah Assistant Superintendent
of Elementary Schools,
Instruction and Equity
School District
U-46, Elgin, IL
Ushma Shah 
Application (PDF)
Bolgen Vargas Consultant Self-employed Bolgen Vargas
Application (PDF)