A lifelong career civil servant with a deep understanding of education policy and budget auditing, Padreus has spent over a decade serving the U.S. Department of Education across several administrations. He has profound knowledge of what it takes to protect and support public school education at the local level. Padreus is running for Prince William County School Board, Neabsco District in Virginia.
As schools chart a new course in a post-COVID world, Padreus believes the district must prioritize safety and help students develop and maintain positive relationships, while working to accelerate the learning of the students who are most affected by the pandemic. All students deserve an opportunity to learn and engage in environments where they feel safe, valued, and belong. As a mentor to high school students, Padreus wants to have an impact on the youth of the community to ensure they capitalize on the rich education they get from Prince William County schools.
Padreus is a graduate of the 2022 Leadership Prince William Emerging Leaders Program, a Prince William County Human Rights Commissioner, and a small business owner. Padreus is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and alumni of Norfolk State University. He lives in Woodbridge with his wife and their two children; their daughter is a kindergartener in PWCS. Padreus comes from a long lineage of educators. His mother was a special education teacher for over 30 years.