Ms. Samantha M. Padilla
B.A. Urban Learning, California State University, Los Angeles
M.S. Education, Instructional Leadership, Mount Saint Mary's University
I am a Mission High School graduate! Class of 2004. I am beyond excited to be back at my alma mater working with such incredibly, amazing young women. I decided to come back to Mission to instill the same values of faith, courage, discipline, and knowledge that Mission instilled in me as a young women, which I truly believe is why I am here, in this position, today.
I have been involved in Catholic education since 1997. I began middle school at All Saints Elementary in El Sereno, where I grew up and still reside. After All Saints, I had my heart set on Mission. I graduated and always found myself meeting young women who either were alumna, current students, or who shared my love of Mission. I knew that Mission was more than a school, it was a symbol of so much more.
As an administrator and middle-school teacher at my former place of employment, I shared my love for Mission with my students. I have seen my former students become women of Mission and what a joy it is to be back here working with those same girls, and many more, to be able to share in such a beautiful faith-fill, educational journey.