B.A. in Psychology, New York University M.A. in Elementary/Childhood Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Ayanna began her career in education as a 3rd Grade Associate Teacher at the Little Red School House in Greenwich Village. After a year at Little Red, she spent the next couple of years continuing her work with 3rd Grade students through the New York City Department of Education at PS/IS 268 in Jamaica, the school she currently calls home. Now in her third year at her school, she has moved out of the classroom and into the position of Literacy Coach, professionally developing her colleagues working in grades K-8, serving on the school's cabinet, and facilitating Inquiry Team studies. Ayanna has fully embraced the opportunity to participate in this leadership role in her building, always looking for ways to continue to grow and push herself in the field. In the not so distant future Ayanna aspires to be the leader of her own school that prides itself in nurturing children academically, socially, and emotionally en route to success!