“New Mexico is deeply rooted in tradition. As a native New Mexican, I take great pride in our rich diversity, but I also know that students here are in desperate need for higher expectations and academic rigor. I feel a sense of urgency to make that happen.” Isaac Rivas-Savell is poised to open a rigorous, high-quality charter school in Albuquerque, New Mexico that empowers students to self-advocate for their futures.

Isaac began his teaching career in 2006 in a third and fourth grade classroom in the Roswell Independent School District, before teaching fifth and sixth grade in Eunice Public Schools. Most recently, Isaac was a Teacher Liaison for the New Mexico Public Education Department, designing and delivering professional development for teachers across the state, and co-hosting both podcasts of virtual trainings and the New Mexico Teachers Summit for over 13,000 teachers. “My desire is to create a school where my teachers and staff view each student’s potential as limitless, regardless of background. We are in the business of empowering students, and I will be relentless in my pursuit to prepare our students for their futures.”

Isaac holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Arts in Education/Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.