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Coordinated School Health Department

Connecting the APS community to opportunities and services that reduce barriers to learning and promote student and school success.

Assisting Schools with a Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community Approach

We support a whole child, whole school, whole community approach to assist schools in their efforts to ensure that students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

The department’s motto of “Making Connections Happen” is implemented through coordination and targeted alignment of the work of our five Units and both the services they provide to schools, students, and families AND the family and community partnerships that we foster.

Coordinated School Health Department Units

Attendance Supports Unit

  • Provides assistance and resources to schools, families, and students in an effort to enhance student attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism.

Community Schools Unit

  • Supports engagement with the community school strategy at the school and district level. The community school strategy includes collaborative leadership practices and intentional integration of partners to holistically support school communities.
  • Builds, improves, and supports the implementation of systems, processes, and resources to develop, improve, monitor outcomes, and sustain the community school strategy.

Family Engagement Unit

  • Provides technical assistance, training, support, and resources to schools around engaging families as active participants in their children’s education both at school and at home.

Strategic Partnerships Unit

Volunteer Services/Special Projects Unit

Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 855-9850
Fax: (505) 830-1771

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 340 West Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Staff Directory

Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Daphne Strader
Senior Director, Coordinated School Health
Benjamin Barlow
Director, Attendance Supports
Nestor (Randy) Costales
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Vaisu Bronk
Manager, Volunteer Programs and Special Projects
Naomi Bowers
Manager, Family Engagement