Raquel Martinez Reedy
Raquel Martinez Reedy, Senior Associate, National School Reform, assists states, districts, and schools in areas of school and district improvement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; special education; and bilingual education. Raquel previously served Albuquerque Public Schools—the state’s largest school district with 73,000 students—for more than four decades with the last five years as superintendent. Under Raquel’s leadership, the student four-year graduation rate increased by thirteen points, the district was reorganized into Learning Zones to better serve neighborhood schools, the district’s bilingual program was significantly strengthened, and music and art education in elementary schools experienced marked expansion. Prior to her superintendency, Raquel served as associate superintendent of elementary education, cluster leader principal, principal, and special education teacher. Her community and civic involvements include serving as a board member of the Council of Great City Schools, Albuquerque YMCA, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico State Superintendents’ Association, and United Way of Central New Mexico. Her areas of expertise include community engagement, special education, curriculum content and alignment, and leadership development.