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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.

Contact Information

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

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

Full staff listing

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

  • Provides technical assistance, partnership support, and resources to schools around Out of School Time Programs, Student Wellness, Food Sales to Students, and other enrichment opportunities such as School Gardens and project based classroom lessons.

Volunteer Services/Special Projects Unit

  • Provides technical assistance, partnership development and training support for Volunteer Programs in schools.
  • Through the APS Community Clothing Bank, ensures that students have access to clothing and school supplies.
  • Physical Address:
    6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 340 West Albuquerque 87110 Map
  • Main Phone: (505) 855-9850
  • Fax: (505) 830-1771

Contact Us

Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Daphne Strader
Director, Coordinated School Health
Elizabeth Calhoon
Director, Attendance Supports
Lindsay Wilwol
Manager, Community Schools
Chelanna Carter
Manager, Family Engagement
Nestor (Randy) Costales
Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Vaisu Bronk
Manager, Volunteer Programs and Special Projects
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