Mr. Nieves has been in the education field for over twenty years. He began as a Teacher Assistant while attending Cal. State University, Los Angeles. Upon graduating with a B.A. in English Literature, Mr. Nieves became a substitute teacher. After half a year of working at various schools throughout the LAUSD, he was given the opportunity to become a full-time teacher. He spent the majority of his teaching career in South Gate. Forced into displacement twice within the span of three years, Mr. Nieves finally found a home in Watts. For the last four years Mr. Nieves has been cultivating the amazing students of Ritter Elementary School. He currently teaches 5th Grade and is also our Restorative Communities Lead. Mr. Nieves looks forward to nurturing and assisting in the growth of the mind and the heart of your child.