Carla Pacheco, Hometown Hero of the Week

In a challenging role as Principal of middle school students and the Bilingual Director for the district, Carla Pacheco is a leader that embraces and celebrates her students and teachers. She is a visionary that sees successes and in all students and teachers and will roll up her sleeves and work alongside staff and students to create a school culture that is positive, caring, and supportive. Her leadership abilities enable her to gain a rapport with students and staff that creates self-confidence in students and staff. She is fair, firm, and consistent and takes the time to listen to the concerns of others. She demonstrates the ability to be a bridge-builder between staff, students, parents, and the community. She is a problem solver with a quick smile, laugh, and wit. If something she can do promotes a love for learning she is willing to be super silly, funny, and enthusiastic. Carla is always the first one at work and the last to leave. Las Vegas City Schools is blessed to have such an awesome leader that is such a dedicated educator. Even in this pandemic, Carla’s work ethic is unyielding. She chooses to work from school every day where she can be more accessible to the learning community when she could choose to work from home. She has taught herself the ins and outs of distance learning so that she can help others. If she doesn’t know something she will find out a solution or answer and always communicate with those in need. I could go on and on because Carla Pacheco is the true example of a hometown hero. Source: The Celebration Bowl - Hometown Hero of the Week