MENLO PARK, Calif. — We are pleased to announce that Peter Rivera will be joining the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a program officer in the Education Program.

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Peter Rivera

Peter comes to us from the nation’s second largest public school district – Los Angeles Unified – where he served as program and policy development advisor. His insights were key to the district’s rollout of new high school math courses, the development of a school performance framework, and district-wide improvement science efforts. Prior to that, Peter spent several years at the California Community Foundation, where his grantmaking supported nonprofits and educational institutions in Los Angeles. Peter also conducted charter school oversight as a program manager/program monitor for the San Diego Unified School District. Peter began his career in education at the Long Beach Unified School District.

Kent McGuire, director of the Hewlett Foundation’s Education Program, said “We are thrilled to have Peter on our team. Hewlett’s Education Program is focused on educators and communities that want to support every student with innovative, engaging teaching. Peter’s expertise in scaling systems change, engaging teachers, and understanding grantees’ priorities will be critical to our success.”

Peter is a Southern California native. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California in Los Angeles.

Peter will be joining us in January. He looks forward to meeting our partners, if not before, in Savannah in February.