Latinos Teach

Hispanic Teacher Recruitment Factsheet [PDF, 672KB]

#LatinosTeach in Higher Education

Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden and Mrs. Erica Castro

The quality of a student’s teacher is the single most influential in-school factor in academic achievement and future life outcomes. With the increase in Hispanic population, it is important to have a teaching workforce that reflects the student population in order to meet the demands of our increasingly diverse nation. Nearly 1 out of 4 public school students are Hispanic, while Hispanic teachers represent only 7.8% of the teaching workforce and Hispanic male teachers represent 2% of the teaching workforce.

#LatinosTeach in K-12 Education

With the #LatinosTeach online campaign, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics features Hispanic teachers to demonstrate that while they are underrepresented, there are many Hispanics who are dedicating themselves to serving their community through teaching.

Nominate a Latino educator by filling out our Nomination Form [doc] [pdf] and emailing the Initiative at Be sure to include the educators name and contact information.

The Initiative is proud to recognize the following Latino educators around the nation:


Laura Coria

4th Grade Teacher in Ogden, UT


Eduardo Lopez

High School Social Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

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Rene Muñoz

Junior High Language Arts Teacher in El Cajon, CA

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Mario Benabe

High School Math Teacher in Bronx, NY


Karla Gudiño Avila

High School Math Teacher in Detroit, MI

Betsy Gonzalez

Betzabe Gonzalez

Middle School Teacher in Northridge, CA

Jose Guadrrama

José Guadarrama

Elementary School Teacher in New Orleans, LA

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Jose Gonzalez

Middle School Math Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

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Ricardo Salcedo

Middle School Language Arts Teacher in Temecula, CA

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Jason Torres-Rangel

High School English Teacher in Los Angeles, CA


Sally Paz y Miño-Wilson

Elementary School Teacher in Annapolis, MD

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Shajena Erazo Cartagena

High School English/College Prep Teacher in Washington, DC


Francisco Parra

High School Science Teacher in South Gate, CA

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Marvin Cano

Middle School Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa Cruz

Elementary School Science Teacher in Fort Worth, TX

Cesar Garcia

Cesar Garcia

High School Spanish Teacher in Sparks, NV

Sara Torres

Sara Torres

Elementary Science Teacher in San Marcos, TX

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Angela Palacios

High School Spanish Teacher in Phoenix, AZ


Maria Dominguez

Maria Dominguez

1st Grade Bilingual Teacher in Austin, TX



Emily Grijalva

High School English teacher in Los Angeles, CA


Cirilo Ojeda

High School Math Teacher in Pasadena, TX


Mayra Lara

High School English Teacher in Maywood, CA


Lessie Paugh Ortiz

High School ESOL Reading Teacher in Orlando, FL


Christopher De Leon

Middle School Teacher in Hudson, WI


Matthew Medrano

High School Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA


Veronica Perez

Elementary Arts Teacher in Arlington, VA

Rick Archuletta

Rick Archuleta

High School Social Studies Teacher in Fountain, CO


Deisy Leija

Elementary Bilingual Teacher in Baytown, Texas


Marlene Cabrera

Curriculum Support Specialist in Miami, Florida

Michelle Sánchez

Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, California


Rosalita Santiago

First Grade Math and Spanish Language Arts Teacher in Arlington, Virginia

Nominate a Latino educator by emailing the Initiative at Be sure to include the educators name and contact information.

See all of the educators recognized in 2015.

See all of the educators recognized in 2014.

Teacher Tools and Resources: Focused on recruiting top talent and developing support networks that will retain teachers and increase the status of the profession, the Administration has created several initiatives and partnerships to support the teaching profession. Through these recruitment and retainment efforts, the number, diversity, and status of teachers will increase, and ensure that all students have access to highly qualified teachers.

In commemoration of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary, the Initiative made a national call for Commitments to Action, encouraging public, private, and nonprofit investments in the creation and/or expansion of quality education programming throughout the nation service Hispanics. Access the list of organizations that made a Commitment to invest in Latino Teacher Recruitment.