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Florina Rodov

Florina Rodov is an author, entrepreneur and educator. She is co-executive director of Authentic Manhattan Development Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to diverting the school to prison pipeline for low-income gifted students. As a NYC Teaching Fellow who taught in Washington Heights, Florina was instrumental in getting low-income students into top universities on full scholarship. Her writing appears in The Atlantic, Quartz, Entrepreneur, Narratively and other publications. She is writing a memoir about teaching in the inner city. She holds a B.A. in English from Columbia University and an M.S. in Teaching from Fordham.

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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