Leroy “Buster” Silva
Leroy “Buster” Silva is from the Laguna Pueblo Nation of New Mexico. He received his Associates degree in Health, Physical Education and Athletics, and a Bachelor degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian-Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Buster is the current Jr/Sr Dean of Students at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. During his 11 years at NACA, he has coached basketball and was the founding Personal Wellness teacher. With a background in sports and fitness, he has used his experiences to create a unique culture of wellness for the students and staff at NACA. His vision for Native American students is to embody and practice the values of traditional ways of life, while excelling in the teachings of modern education. Outside of education, he is a fun loving active traveling daddy who is an actor on the side who loves his fiancé and loves giving back to communities near and far…and believes that Healthy Minds and Bodies, Create Healthy Communities.