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Rivera-Figueroa shares memories from his work as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He now recruits bilingual educators to serve the growing Latino enrollment.

Conversations on Culture: Evolving to Serve a Growing Hispanic Student Community

September 20, 2018

As the school system’s Diversity Recruitment Executive Coordinator, Tomas Rivera-Figueroa oversees the recruitment and hiring of Latino educators to serve our fast-growing Hispanic population – work that comes full circle with his own children’s success.

Hispanics compose 17 percent of Prince George’s County residents, yet make up 32 percent of PGCPS students, representing the school system’s fastest-growing demographic. With average growth of 1.5 percent annually, PGCPS could be a majority Latino school system within a decade if current trends hold.


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