George Lucas Educational Foundation
Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Erica Buchanan-Rivera

Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Erica Buchanan-Rivera is the chief equity and inclusion officer of a K–12 district in Indiana. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal of an international magnet school, and as a director of curriculum prior to her current role. It is her life’s mission to ensure that schools reflect safe and brave spaces that value diversity.


  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Shifting Toward Equity: The Educator’s Role

    Creating equity in schools means examining the systems, policies, and practices that breed inequitable outcomes.