Bernice E. Rivera


Bernice E. RiveraAs a proud Schenectady City resident for over 30 years and former SCSD paraprofessional & teacher, my dedication to education, the community and our students is undeniable.

Im currently employed with the New York State United Teachers where I closely collaborate with School Related Professionals (secretaries, admin. assistants, hall monitors, custodial staff etc.), teachers and other staff from around the state to help districts with programs that impact systems and directly affect students.

 From day one, during my first term on the board:

  • I have been a fierce advocate and voice for our students, community and staff. 

  • Regularly posed questions about policies, procedures and systems that impact the success of our district. 

  • Frequently questioned current practices and decisions, and remained strong advocating for our youth.

Through my advocacy, changes have been made but more changes are needed.  Along with myself, my running mates Dharam Hitlall and Princella Learry believe in a more transparent & accountable board, an open Superintendent search, community involvement among many other topics.

On a school board, strength in numbers is critical for real systems change and success, support Hitlall, Learry and Rivera.  We believe in Schenectady!



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