Honors and Recognitions

We're proud to feature employees who receive special honors, awards, and recognitions in Perspective and on the website. Please send information and a photograph to king_joh@aps.edu.

Linda Townsend-Johnson Named National Distinguished Principal

The principal at Sunset View Elementary School is among those selected for exemplifying the highest attributes of the elementary and middle-level principalship.

Posted January 9, 2019

Golden Apple Winners

Four APS elementary school teachers have been awarded the 2019 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Posted November 19, 2018

Karen Alarid Named Distinguished Alumna

The executive director of capital is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.

Posted December 18, 2014

Nex+Gen Founding Teacher to Attend 'Superstar' Workshop

Michael Steele is one of 100 teachers selected to attend the workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Posted December 4, 2014

Two APS Mid-School Teachers Earn Prestigious Golden Apple Award

Doris G. Merzweiler of Hayes/Wilson and Randy Martin of Desert Ridge will be recognized in April for Excellence in Teaching.

Posted December 4, 2014

Title I Explora Family Science Nights Get National Spotlight

The program that connects students in need to the museum will be featured alongside Smithsonian Institute programs during the Conference for InterActivity 2015.

Posted November 13, 2014

Matheson Park Instructional Coach Recognized by White House

Elaine Romero was profiled as part of Hispanic Heritage Month by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Posted October 16, 2014

APS Resource Nurse Earns Top Honor

Christine Long receives the NM Nursing Excellence Award.

Posted October 16, 2014

2013 Retirees Honored by Board of Ed

Hundreds of teachers, EAs, administrators and more were thanked for their years of service.

Posted September 11, 2014

Education Hero Julie Dahl of CHS

The Cibola teacher was recognized by the American Red Cross for helping raise money to buy a wheelchair accessible van for a student in need.

Posted July 31, 2014

Mrs. Obama Gives Shout Out to APS Counselor

The First Lady mentioned Kendra Moulton of E.G. Ross ES during an address at the American School Counselor Association's annual conference.

Posted July 31, 2014

Taylor Teacher to Become Global Education Leader

Middle school science teacher Turtle Haste is a fellowship recipient of the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program.

Posted August 1, 2014

Wilson MS Teacher Accepted to Summer Archaeology Workshop

John Daly will take part in the workshop at Mesa Verde National Park.

Posted May 8, 2014

Cleveland MS Teacher Wins Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest

English teacher Jennifer Ek has been named the local winner of the contest sponsored by the book store.

Posted April 24, 2014

APS Employee Named University of Phoenix Faculty Member of the Year

Joni Lebens, a math unit instructional manager, will be recognized at the college's graduation in June.

Posted April 10, 2014

Rio Grande Teachers Selected for Stanford Fellowship

The fellowship brings 100 high school teachers from low-income schools to Stanford for residential workshops.

Posted March 19, 2014

Manzano Teacher Wins National Educator Award & $25,000 Prize

Andy Cook, a beloved foreign languages teacher and Manzano graduate, was surprised by the honor at a school assembly celebrating student success Friday.

Posted March 16, 2014

Lowell Principal Recognized for Support of National Guard

Cynthia Challberg-Hale was recently presented with a Patriot Award by the New Mexico Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve.

Posted February 20, 2014

Prestigious Award Goes to APS Special Education Director

Dr. Anne Tafoya, who has spent nearly three decades as an educator, is being recognized for her support of students with learning disabilities in reading, writing and dyslexia.

Posted February 6, 2014

Highland Math Teacher Finalist for Prestigious National Award

Marco Martinez is a finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Posted January 16, 2014

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