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Posted: September 11, 2018

We're Seeking Nominations for APS Hall of Honor

Each year, the APS Education Foundation inducts two outstanding individuals who dedicated their careers to public education and made a difference in the lives of the students they served.

First introduced in 2017, the APS Hall of Honor is now an annual recognition. The Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation will honor this year's inductees at the annual Gold Bar Gala on March 22, 2019. Following the event, their plaques will be displayed in the Hall of Honor  located on the first floor of the APS administration building (Bruce and Alice King Educational Complex), 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. 

Do you know someone eligible for consideration? Nomination criteria: 

  • Nominations should recognize individuals who have made significant and noteworthy contributions to the lives of their students, their schools and/or the district as a whole.
  • Nominees should demonstrate good conduct and character.
  • Nominees must have at least 15 years of employment within Albuquerque Public Schools.
  • Nominees may be living or deceased.
  • Nominees, if living, must have been retired for at least five years.
  • Nominees, if living, should be available to attend the presentation ceremony in April of 2019.
  • Letters of support must be received from at least three individuals who can testify to the impact of the nominee’s career in education. Letters of support must come from non-family members. No more than three letters of support will be accepted
Nominations will be accepted until October 31, 2018.  A volunteer committee will select the inductees.
Online nomination form

Past Inductees

  • John Milne, APS superintendent for more than 40 years
  • Janet Kahn, creator of the APS Elementary School Fine Arts Program
  • Janet Montoya Schoeppner, a "teacher's teacher" who taught at several APS schools before she died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 47.
  • Dale Kempter, a long-time APS music teacher
  • Mary Ann Anderson, who taught and serve as an APS administrator for 37 years
  • Mark Shea, who was the Deputy Chief of APs Police at the end of his 30-year career with APS
For more information, please contact Lawren McConnell at 505-855-5273 or email