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 Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity 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 and emailing the Initiative at WHIEEH@ed.gov. Be sure to include the educators name and contact information.
You may also ask the educator to fill out the Nomination Response Form and submit it to WHIEEH@ed.gov.
We will be featuring recognized educators on this webpage. Below are educators the Initiative recognized in our previous #LatinosTeach campaigns.
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