Meet Our Staff

Ruth and Leo

Ruth & Leo

Ruth and Leo opened the doors of La Esperanza Child Development Center, LLC, in 2008. A proud military and Christian family, they desire to make a difference in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities by serving one family at a time with love and excellence in early childhood education. Leo and Ruth believe every child deserves access to quality early childhood education regardless of socioeconomic status, and early childhood teachers deserve to earn living wages and benefits. Leo and Ruth actively serve their country, community, and church:

– Army Veteran with two tours to Iraq
– Son serving in the Airforce
– Vice President of the New Mexico Child Care and Education Association
– Board Member at Large of the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
– Del Norte Baptist Church Spanish Ministry Leaders
– Missionaries to Mexico

Leadership Team

Infant/Toddler Teachers

Two’s Teachers

Preschool Teachers

Pre-K Teachers

School Age Staff

Staff Training