Esperanza Elementary has some of the finest teachers the state of New Mexico has to offer. Unfortunately, they also have some of the worst. Poor administrative leadership has created an environment of hostility and in-fighting among the staff. As a result, the overall 'teamwork' of staff, student, and parent is severely lacking. The basic attitude at Esperanza is that whatever is done to a student is okay because the majority of parents will not stand up for their children and how they are treated. And for the most part, that is exactly how the parents respond. Parent involvement is encouraged on the surface but only if it is blind obedience without question of the practices one might witness. Safety and the general welfare of the students is completely dependant on who is supervising them in that moment, as these are not high priorities for the administration.