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Employee Recognition

Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) has amazing employees who consistently go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students and schools.

APS Employee Recognition We are committed to recognizing our employees for their many contributions to our district. We invite you to nominate a staff member who you feel is deserving of recognition as an APS Employee of the Month.

Nominate an APS employee!


Please nominate an APS employee who exemplifies achievements or efforts in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Puts others first.
  2. Goes above and beyond to make a difference in their role.
  3. Excels as a team player.
  4. Carries out each day with a positive and welcoming attitude and strong work ethic.
  5. Demonstrates innovation, leadership, or passion for the job.
  6. Enthusiastically supports the mission of Albuquerque Public Schools.
  7. Elevates the image of public education.


Any staff member that has been employed for at least six (6) months. All employees are eligible to be nominated, including administrators, bus drivers, business office staff, clerical support staff, community liaisons, custodial, food service employees, information technology employees, ESNs, PSNs, MSNs, educational assistants, instructional aides, library aides, maintenance employees, security, social workers, counselors, librarians, and more. Teachers have the opportunity to be recognized through the Pepsi of the Month recognition program, which is separate from this recognition program.

All eligible staff members shall only be selected as the “Employee of the Month” one time during the school year.

The nomination must be completed by someone other than the nominee (i.e., no self-nominations are eligible for consideration).


Those employees who are selected as Employee of the Month will be recognized as follows:

  1. Appear on APS electronic digital billboards across the city.
  2. Be introduced at APS Board of Education meeting where he/she would receive a traveling “Best Employee” trophy.
  3. Attend a lunch with the Superintendent and/or the Chief of Human Resources.
  4. Attend a Cabinet meeting to be introduced and briefly honored.
  5. Highlighted in short article on
  6. Highlighted in short article in weekly Perspective.
  7. Have his/her family receive a thank you note from the superintendent thanking family members for their support when our employee has worked extended hours or been burdened with unusual circumstances.

APS Outstanding Employees

 September's Outstanding Employees

The latest group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program includes a payroll specialist, principal, dean of students and counselor.

Posted October 1, 2020

 Belated Congrats to March's Outstanding Employees

As our monthly Employee Recognition Program gears up for this school year, we want to congratulate those whose recognition was overshadowed by the pandemic.

Posted September 23, 2020

 February's Outstanding Employees Announced

This month's honorees include a Student Assistance Team liaison, cafeteria manager, attendance clerk/family liaison and assistant principal.

Posted February 25, 2020

 January's Outstanding Employees Announced

The latest group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program include the Director of School Climate, the Associate Director of JROTC & Leadership Programs, an elementary school secretary, and an HVAC and plumbing manager.

Posted January 20, 2020