David Morales

2016 New Mexico Teacher of the Year

David Morales

David Morales is entering his eighteenth year as an educator. He is the ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities for Education) teacher at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that works to increase graduation and college opportunities for all students. In addition, he has served as an Alternative Licensure Teacher Coach, Early Career Educator Mentor, Department Head, and Leadership team member within the Las Cruces Public School district.

David was named the 2016 New Mexico Teacher of the Year; the following year, selected as the NEA-New Mexico Award for Teaching Excellence Recipient. In May 2022, he was awarded the New Mexico School Boards Association Excellence in Student Achievement Award for his work with the ENLACE program.

David earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree from New Mexico State University and his Master of Science degree in Education from Walden University. He is married to his incredible wife, Delilah, and has three terrific children, Jenna, Mayteana, and Isaac.

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