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.
Over 1 out of 4 public school students are Hispanic,
while Hispanic teachers represent only 9.3% of the teaching workforce.
With the #LatinosTeach online campaign, the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative features Hispanic teachers to demonstrate that while they are underrepresented, there are many Hispanics who are dedicating themselves to serving their community through teaching.
We will be featuring recognized educators on this webpage. Below are educators the Initiative recognized in our previous #LatinosTeach campaigns.