Latino Teacher Recruitment

Hispanic Teacher Recruitment Factsheet [PDF, 672KB]

#LatinosTeach 2016

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


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.