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Posted: March 9, 2021

Apply to Be a Student Board Member

The APS Education Foundation is looking for three students to serve on its board. Applications are due April 9.

Apply before April 9, 2021 

Three APS students serve on the Foundation board of directors. They are equals and peers -- and contribute their thoughts and time to our success. During the 2020-2021 school year, we will be looking for two new student board members, who will join in May 2021. Interested?

Student board members will have full voting privileges and responsibilities, and their terms will last through their time at an APS traditional or alternative high school. Our current APS students are Agustin Leon Saenz, a senior at Albuquerque High School, Sebastian Bujoi, a senior at La Cueva High School, and returning member, Jaedyn Jimenez Mahboub, a junior at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School.

What is the APS Education Foundation and what is its mission?

The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that raises money and public awareness for the educational goals of Albuquerque Public Schools. The Foundation is focused on its grant-giving campaign – a push to gain funding for grassroots ideas that come from individual classrooms and schools.

The mission is to partner with the community to invest in innovative and enhanced learning opportunities to help APS students reach their full potential.

As a student member, you will serve with key business, community, and education leaders, including APS Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education President Dr. David Peercy. You will play a part in organizing the Foundation’s fundraising and consciousness-raising events. You also will serve on a committee that will help guide key aspects of the Foundation’s operations.

Potential board members may apply for membership to the Foundation Executive Director Shannon Barnhill, who will place nominations before the Foundation’s staff and current student board members. Interviews will be scheduled and conducted.  After the selections are made from the interviews, the nominees will be forwarded to the full board for a voted approval.  The first official Board meeting will begin May 18, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Nominations for membership must include:

  • A reference from an APS high school principal.
  • A reference from an APS teacher who has had direct contact with the student.
  • A letter from the principal and a parent, allowing him or her to miss class for bi-monthly Board meetings, in addition to an occasional committee meeting.
  • Deadline for nominations will be April 9, 2021.

 The ideal candidate will be a current sophomore or junior. Nominees are asked to fill out the application and may be contacted by the Executive Director by telephone in case there are questions.

To apply, here’s what you must do:
Fill out the application form attach letters of recommendation and permission, hit the Submit button.

Your application will go to:

Shannon Barnhill
Executive Director, APS Education Foundation

For more information, call: (505) 878-6165.