Prior to joining Teach Plus, Rita taught high school English for four years in Wisconsin. Most recently, Rita interned with The Teacher Collaborative, where she coordinated professional-networking events for teachers to collaborate around various educational topics and was a Professional Development Intern at Boston Green Academy, where she supported the development of a year-long inquiry-based professional development and teacher-lead peer coaching program.
Rita is committed to Teach Plus’ mission to support and elevate teacher voice because she believes educators are in the strongest position to create quality policy changes that improve students’ academic and social experiences in schools. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Secondary Education-English and earned an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2018.