Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has selected Lancaster Superintendent Pedro Rivera as the next state commissioner of education. Rivera is a veteran educator who previously worked in the Philadelphia public schools.

“Mr. Rivera has been superintendent of the School District of Lancaster since 2008.

“In September, Mr. Rivera was honored at the White House as one of 10 Hispanic leaders in education.

“A Philadelphia native, Mr. Rivera worked for 13 years in the Philadelphia public schools, as a principal, assistant principal, classroom teacher and human resources director.”