Hispanic Teacher Recruitment Factsheet [PDF, 672KB]
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.
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.
The Initiative is proud to recognize the following Latino educators around the nation:
Elementary Science Teacher in San Marcos, TX
High School Spanish Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
1st Grade Bilingual Teacher in Austin, TX
High School English teacher in Los Angeles, CA
High School ESOL Reading Teacher in Orlando, FL
Middle School Teacher in Hudson, WI
High School Science Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
Elementary Arts Teacher in Arlington, VA
High School Social Studies Teacher in Fountain, CO
Elementary Bilingual Teacher in Baytown, Texas
Curriculum Support Specialist in Miami, Florida
Special Education Teacher in Los Angeles, California
First Grade Math and Spanish Language Arts Teacher in Arlington, Virginia
Nominate a Latino educator by emailing the Initiative at WHIEEH@ed.gov. Be sure to include the educators name and contact information.
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.