Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Psychology, CUNY City College
Growing up in Queens and experiencing the NYC public school system herself, Rhianna is honored to be involved in the necessary transformation of the field of education. Shaped, influenced, and inspired by mentors and teachers throughout her life, she is looking forward to implementing what she has learned from them in her own teaching. She has had the opportunity to work with The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research at Columbia Teacher’s College for the past two years, applying intensive therapy techniques to improve the lives of children with Cerebral Palsy. Her passion for working with children has grown exponentially in this role. Knowing how empowering reading and writing can be, she is excited to work with Blue Engine to teach ELA this year.