White House Author
Pedro A. Rivera
Superintendent, Lancaster School District in Pennsylvania
Pedro A. Rivera is Superintendent of the Lancaster School District in Pennsylvania. His district serves a diverse student body of 11,500 students, 84% of whom are economically disadvantaged and about 10% of whom experience homelessness over the course of the school year. Pedro is a first-generation college graduate and the first Latino superintendent in the district. As Superintendent, he emphasizes the importance of providing a high-quality education for all students and highlights his personal journey as an example for others to follow. Under his leadership, the school district has developed and implemented a new curriculum, an aggressive professional development plan, and innovative teacher observation tools.