Superintendent's Corner

Dr. Rivera

Dr. Richard Rivera- Interim Superintendent

The Weslaco ISD school board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Richard Rivera as interim
superintendent during a special board meeting held in December. Former longtime WISD
superintendent and school member Dr. Rivera, returns after serving as superintendent in
Edcouch-Elsa, Monte Alto and Mercedes.
“I’m just happy to be back here,” Dr. Rivera said. “I was here 10 years ago and now I’m back.
But I’m more excited, more motivated, more determined than ever before.”
Dr. Rivera spent 53 years serving WISD as a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent and
school board trustee.
“I feel I know the community and I’m very anxious to come back,” he said.
Dr. Rivera will begin his second stint as WISD superintendent addressing finances, academics,
athletics and safe schools.
True to his motto, “Education is the great equalizer,” Dr. Rivera identified his top priority.
“Every kid at this school district deserves a quality education and they’re going to get it.”
Superintendent Dr. Dino Coronado resigned from his position last month.