Peter Rivera

Program Officer, Education

Peter Rivera is an Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation. He works with our Deeper Learning partners to spread, scale, and support educators in effective teaching and learning practices.

Previously, Peter served as program and policy development advisor for the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified. He worked on scaling new high school math courses, developing a school performance framework, and implementing district-wide improvement science efforts. From 2010-2016, Peter worked as a senior program officer 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. He began his career in education at the Long Beach Unified School District.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Los Angeles, and a masters degree in public policy from the University of Southern California. He is a Los Angeles native and enjoys supporting his hometown sports teams.

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