Educator of the Year by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has awarded Peralta Elementary School art teacher, Carisa Otero, as its 2017 Educator of the Year. Ms. Otero teaches art to students in preschool through sixth grade. She is a 20 year veteran educator with the Los Lunas Schools District. Her concentration in the classroom has been art since she received her Masters of Art from the University of New Mexico in 2004. According to the award's program, her "unique approach to educating in the world of art makes her this year's Educator of the Year." Ms. Otero says she attended Peralta Elementary School as a child, as did her children, parents, and grandparents.