Eduardo B. Soto, Senior Associate, National School Reform, focuses on district and school turnaround efforts, principal mentoring, special education reform, and professional development on new district and state accountability systems. Soto held many educator positions within the Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico. He served as associate superintendent for secondary education. As principal of Rio Grande High School, Soto was instrumental in issuing some of the first bilingual/biliteracy state seals in New Mexico. He also served as assistant principal, and as ESL, bilingual social studies, and special education teacher. Soto has been recognized as Special Education Administrator of the Year by Albuquerque Public Schools, Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), and recently by ALAS with its Lifetime Achievement Award.