Doris Rivera's primary role at the Foundation is to support and train teachers as part of the professional development component of the K-12 program. This entails program development and oversight of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) projects, Supporting and Retaining Educators, and a National Board Certified Teachers' project. She brings experiential teaching and excitement of learning to children and teachers in Northern New Mexico.
Doris worked as an elementary school teacher and became a science teacher leader, then a science teacher trainer. She was able to travel around the USA, learn more about Inquiry Science and meet many other educators that were as excited and interested as she was.
Prior to her work with the LANL Foundation, Doris taught K–5th grade for 18 years in the Farmington, Santa Fe, and Chama Valley school districts. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO, and her Master’s Degree in Education from the College of Santa Fe. Doris is from the small town of Canjilon, NM, where she lives on a ranch with her husband, father, son, and daughter.