Rebecca has taught multiple grade levels at a low-income NYC public school, where her classroom was the school’s pilot inclusion classroom, serving as a model for meeting the needs of a diverse range of learners within a single class. She has since served as a Leadership Resident in public and private schools, mentoring and coaching teachers and overseeing the development of school-wide curriculum maps. Rebecca has conducted and presented research on teachers’ experiences of professional growth and has served as a co-instructor for a graduate course in the school leadership program at Bank Street College. Prior to joining Shefa, she ran NYC Collaborates, a Gates Foundation-funded initiative to promote collaboration and sharing of best practices across NYC public schools.
Rebecca holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Bank Street College, as well as NYS certification as a School Building Leader (SBL). She is a proud graduate of the NYC Jewish day school system and is thrilled to be serving this community. She and her husband and three children live in New York City.