Ms. Padilla began teaching at Harrisburg North Middle School in 2019. Before coming to Harrisburg Ms. Padilla taught 5-8 band in Chamberlain, SD from 2009-2013. Upon leaving Chamberlain Ms. Padilla taught 5-8 band for Millard Public Schools in Omaha, NE from 2013-2019. While in Omaha, Ms. Padilla was active in assisting the Millard North High School marching band, as well as adjudicating solo and ensemble contests around the metro area.

Ms. Padilla grew up in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Washington High School. She attended Augustana College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 2009. While teaching in Chamberlain, Ms. Padilla completed her Masters in Music Education with emphasis in Conducting and Pedagogy from Kansas State University in 2013.

In her free time Ms. Padilla enjoys traveling, watching cooking shows, and working out!