B.A. in Political Science from Rosemont College; M.S. in Elementary Education from St. Joseph's University. Tangela began her career in education in Philadelphia, PA as a Literacy Intern. She then taught fifth grade for five years. Tangela also serves as the Director of Education for her synagogue. Currently, Tangela is a Middle Years Math Teacher at Walter G. Smith School in South Philadelphia and aspires to lead a school that takes a holistic approach to addressing the needs of at-risk learners.