Teachers Heroes

David E. Cardenas

by Javier from Medellin

David E. Cardenas - Forming Young Minds: Superintendent of the Columbus School in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Mr. Cardenas in his office (Columbus School)
Mr. Cardenas in his office (Columbus School)

David E. Cardenas is a person that touches the lives of Columbus School students. David has worked for 29 years in education, four years at The Columbus School. David says that he has two reasons why he chose to work in education: “One, because I love literature and two, because I love children.” David has worked at Escuela Americana de Quito, too. David speaks three languages - English, Spanish and Portuguese.

David has good and bad days. “My best days are when I go to visit the elementary school to see my little friends; my worst days are when I need to expel students and I don’t like waking up early.” David’s favorite thing about his life is when he is with his wife, Sita, and their four children.

Mr. Cardenas thinking (Columbus School)
Mr. Cardenas thinking (Columbus School)

David's personal hero is Muhammad Ali. “My personal hero is Muhammad Ali because he believes in himself.” David doesn’t think he is a hero. “But if I was, it would be because I love children.” Children at The Columbus School are lucky to have such a dedicated teacher on their side.

Page created on 6/10/2008 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 6/10/2008 12:00:00 AM

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Escola Americana de Quito - Read a story about Muhammad Ali written by Jaime Marcus.

Author Info

I am Javier Londoño Navarro from Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia. I study at The Columbus School in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia. I love heroes. I chose David E. Cardenas because he is a hero and he is a an excellent superintendent of The Columbus School at Medellin, Colombia.