Roxanna Garcia Rivera Pelton

Lecturer Roxanna Rivera-Pelton has been volunteering and working in schools since the age of 16. She has worked as a bilingual reading tutor, classroom teacher both at the primary and intermediate levels, a learning supports coordinator, dean of students, instructional coach, administrator, and is now an instructor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies. A proud Wildcat, Rivera-Pelton received both her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in educational leadership from the UA. While in the classroom and pursuing her master’s degree she was recognized for her consistent record of high test scores while serving students in areas of high need. She was nominated by the assistant superintendent of Arizona’s second largest school district and was one of only six individuals in the state of Arizona to be selected as a Rodel Aspiring Principal. There she received administrative training from mentors all over Arizona who held a track record for leading successful schools.