Albuquerque, NM – A Breaking Bad actor has taken a seat on a New Mexico school board.
Steven Michael Quezada is scheduled to be sworn in on the school board in Albuquerque on Wednesday (March 6). The actor reportedly won a seat on the school board after running unopposed for the position last month.
According to The Associated Press, three of Quezada’s four children attend the Public Academy for the Performing Arts. The actor has been an active member on the governing board for over three years.
Steven Michael Quezada now has a seat on Albuquerque’s District five school board. The Epoch times explains the actor intends to help the students who may not be getting the attention they deserve from schools in New Mexico.
“A lot of kids fall through the cracks because they’re not good at history … they’re not good at math, or they’re not good at English. So, we lose those kids because there’s no interest to go to school anymore.”
According to NBC News, the actor wants to put a focus on promoting art programs, encouraging more charter schools, and shrinking the average class size.
“We’re hurting out here and we need people who can go out and engage our community. I think it’s my destiny to do that. I want to protect the performing and visual arts because they’re always the first to get cut. Art curriculum can be used as a way to educate.”
When the actor isn’t preparing for his work on the New Mexico school board, Quezada can be found in the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. The actor tackled the role of federal DEA agent Steven Gomez on the show. The fifth and final season is expected to air this summer.
The Breaking Bad alum is currently the host of the program The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada. He also serves as the show’s executive producer.
Are you a fan of Steven Michael Quezada? How do you feel about the actor winning a seat on the school board in New Mexico?
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