Welcome to my webpage. My name is Ricardo Rivas. This is my 18th year as a social studies teacher at Garfield High School. I was born and raised in East Los Angeles. I attended Fourth Street Elementary School, Griffith Junior High School and Garfield High School. I transferred to UCLA from Rio Hondo Community College and received my teaching credential from Whittier College. It is truly an honor to be teaching in the neighborhood that I was raised in.