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Florina Rodov

Florina Rodov is a writer, educator, entrepreneur and former inner city teacher. She is co-founder of Authentic Manhattan, a high school for gifted students from diverse backgrounds, opening in 2016. She holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an M.S. in Teaching from Fordham. Her writing appears in The Atlantic, Quartz, The New York Daily News, The Hechinger Report, and Narratively. She is author of the much-shared multi-cultural essay, "Why I Refuse to Straighten My Hair" in Kveller. Florina is working on a memoir about teaching in the inner city.

Areas of Interest: 
Gifted education,
PBL,
STEAM,
SEL,
entrepreneurship,
integrated studies,
experiential learning,
real-world learning,
authentic learning,
internships,
mentoring,
inner city,
new teachers,
NYC Teaching Fellows,
English education,
arts education,
writing,
media,
socioeconomically disadvanted students at private schools

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