Leonardo Lugo was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, who before working at Chaparral High School, worked as a Special Education Assistant for Santa Teresa Middle School.
His background with special needs children makes him qualified to work as a Special Education teacher. “This job will be my main job,” said Lugo. “I want to help children, because something as simple as cooking is easy to you, but something like this can be a challenge for them.” He seeks to help his students anyway he can.
He hopes to integrate his special needs students with regular students classes. “A teacher should connect with his or her students because it’s a key component in teaching. The important thing is to not only teach, but to be a role model to your students,” said Lugo. Along with this he hopes to gain more experience revolving around special education.