Israel Rivera, principal of School of Business and Management at Townview, was recently recognized by the national organization Bilingual VIDA Bilingüe.
The non-profit recognizes the importance of bilingualism and bilingual education across the country to help create global leaders among the next generation.
Rivera received the William Pulte Innovative Leader of the Year award by VIDA Bilingual for his leadership and championship for instilling bilingualism among native English-speakers and English Language Learners.
Rivera has been an educator in Dallas ISD for 16 years- five as bilingual teacher, one as assistant principal, and his last 10 serving as a principal. He is also an officer for the Association of Hispanic School Administrators.