Mr.  Rivera

Phone: School Phone: 706.592.2089


Degrees and Certifications:

Educational Leadership Homeland Security & Crisis Management Business Administration Military Leadership

Mr. Rivera


 I am Mr. Rivera, the Foreign Languages Department Chairperson and your Spanish teacher.  I am new to Hephzibah and very motivated to challenge you to learn Spanish.  I am a native of New Jersey, and a 20-year Army Veteran.  I retired from the Army in September 2017 and I have joyfully transitioned to a new life as a civilian teacher.  I value discipline and demand high standards and performance.  My goals are to motivate you in achieving your fullest potential and apply your new learned skills in the real world once you're out of the educational environment.

I have lived all over the world, to include: Germany, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Egypt, with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.  

My degrees are in Business, Homeland Security, Master's in Educational Leadership and currently pursuing a doctorate in "Human Services and Counseling."  

I welcome you to contact me and continue to challenge yourselves in your educational endeavors.  The future is yours! Make the best of it!


Mr. Geczel Rivera, M.Ed.

Hephzibah H.S. Educator 

Foreign Languages Department Chairperson