About Eppie Lopez

Having returned from teaching in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Eppie Lopez is currently in his home state of New Mexico teaching with Albuquerque Public Schools. Lopez was awarded Teacher of the Year in Durango, Co., inducted into the Who is Who of American Teachers, and awarded the Ray Romer Teaching Fellowship from the University of Southern California.Lopez’ continuous dedication to public service has inspired the development of R.I.S.E Curriculum. R.I.S.E is an acronym for Resilience, Inspiration, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment.