George Lucas Educational Foundation

Florina Rodov

Florina Rodov is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer whose work appears in The Atlantic, CNN, Education Week, Electric Literature, Narratively and many other publications. A former inner city high school English teacher, Florina is the co-founder of Authentic Manhattan, a nonprofit that supports low-income students through after-school programs, scholarships, and mentorship. Florina holds a B.A. in English from Columbia and an M.S. in Education 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