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Office of Innovation and School Choice

APS Office of Innovation and School Choice

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 600E Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 880-3753

Full staff listing

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Our Mission

The Albuquerque Public Schools Office of Innovation and School Choice partners with innovative leaders and community to: 

  • Empower educators and students
  • Elevate Learning
  • Transform education to equip students with the knowledge, skills and capacities for success in a rapidly changing world to grow Albuquerque's talented workforce.

Our Values

Our Goals

  1. Create, systematize and implement a comprehensive portfolio strategy of choices
  2. Ensure every charter and magnet school delivers an innovative, high-quality, unique learner experience that substantially contributes to the landscape of choice offerings
  3. Cultivate a culture of innovation in education both within and outside the district

 Learn more about the innovative offerings in APS

  • Physical Address:
    6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 600E Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map
  • Main Phone: (505) 880-3753

Contact Us

Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Deborah Elder
Executive Director
Joseph Escobedo
Senior Director Charter Schools
Francesca VerPloegh
MSAP Senior Director
Erika Bernardone
Executive Administrative Assistant
Abel Abeita
MSAP Implementation Coach
Lana Greenblatt
MSAP Implementation Coach
Claire Wood
MSAP Implementation Coach
Holly Smith
Professional Learning Specialist
Dr. Eleanor Andrews
Coordinator for Charter Schools
Roberta Velasquez
Charter School Business Manager
Patricia Espinoza
Special Education Liaison for Charter Schools
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