Mr. Moises E Padilla

YDDC Foothill High School
Albuquerque, New Mexico
United States


Moises is an emerging leader and dean of students at Jimmy Carter Middle School, located on Albuquerque’s west side. Having grown up and now raising his family in the south valley, Moises’ work focuses on building a strength-based approach in the public schools that support children and their families. He previously served as the first dean of students of Atrisco Heritage Academy where he was part of a team to create, build and implement a community school that functions as a change agent for a community that is 93 percent Hispanic and in which most members live at or below the poverty line. Moises understands the value of community partnerships and works closely with community agencies and nonprofits to advance his goal of developing classrooms and school cultures that foster self-confidence, esteem, and academic success for all students.