About The LEAD Teacher

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After being in the education field for over 20 years, Hilda Marie Rivera founded her company, The LEAD Teacher, to recruit, prepare, and guide certified educators to various school districts within Texas’ major markets. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and her master’s degree in School Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. During her service in education, she found that there was a significant teacher shortage in Texas, where school classrooms were growing larger, and teachers’ workloads were becoming more difficult. Administrators and school districts had the need for additional assistance with finding high-quality candidates to fill open positions. After working for Title 1 schools, she found a deficit on campuses for teachers in content areas such as bilingual and special education, as well as for teachers who had experience working with economically disadvantaged youth. Ironically, at the same time she discovered many highly-trained educators with diverse backgrounds that were willing to relocate to fill positions in these high-demand areas.

Ms. Rivera’s natural ability to decipher the needs of both students and faculty led her to create The LEAD Teacher. Ms. Rivera strongly believes in selecting only the highest quality candidates to refer to Texas school districts, because she is passionate about providing Texas students with the best opportunity for academic and future professional success.

The LEAD Teacher will focus on securing the best candidates from Texas colleges and universities, as well as qualified, certified candidates from within Texas and out of state. The firm builds relationships with school districts to better understand their specific and unique needs, as well as match candidates to those needs.