LAS CRUCES — The energy, the give-and-take between David Morales and his students is non stop.
It’s fun and contagious, too.
“On a scale of one to 10, he’s an 11,” said Kathryn Trujillo, a 16-year-old junior enrolled in Morales’ ENLACE — Engaging Latino Communities for Education — class, at Mayfield High School. “I changed my grades dramatically (for the better) because of him.”
Morales, who teaches ENLACE and New Mexico history at Mayfield, has been named the New Mexico Teacher of the Year. He was selected from teachers in 89 school districts across the state. A panel of past New Mexico Teachers of the Year, school district superintendents, board certified teachers in New Mexico, school administrators and other teachers picked Morales as the state’s best.