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Special Education

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 200 West Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 855-9900 Fax: (505) 855-9970

Full staff listing

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Mission Statement

We are leaders and stewards of special education services and providers. Our responsibilities include allocating resources and providing guidance to schools based on identified needs to assure compliance. Systems are in place that improve student outcomes as measures by quality indicators, stakeholder feedback and student progress. 

Guiding Principles

  • Serving students according to individualized need(s)
  • Ensuring quality of access to educational services regardless of where the student lives in the city
  • Using evidence-based practices for all students
  • Meeting our students' needs in their own communities 

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Leadership and Administration

The Special Education Executive Directors support the needs of our special education students and monitor state and federal education requirements.

  • Associate Superintendent: Lucinda Sanchez
  • Executive Administrative Assistant: Germaine Sanchez, (505) 855-9901
  • Executive Director (Support, Training and Programming): Stephanie Fascitelli, (505)855-5264,  
  • Executive Director (Student Achievement): Claudia Gutierrez, 505-855-9914, gutierrez_cl@aps.edu
  • Executive Director (Preschool, Related Services, Evaluations): Bernadette Lucero-Turner, 505-855-9903,
  • Executive Director (Compliance): Cindy Soo Hoo, 505-855-9907, soohoo@aps.edu

To request Special Education Records, contact one of the following:

 1.  Phone (505) 253-0310 ext. 67228

                     (505) 253-0310 ext. 67229   

                     (505) 253-0310 ext. 67230   

2.  Send an email to  

3.  Send a fax to (505) 243-1396