Florina Rodov is a writer, professor, entrepreneur and former inner city teacher. She is co-founder of Authentic Manhattan, an innovative high school for gifted students, which is slated to open in 2015. She holds a B.A. in English from Barnard College and an M.S. in teaching from Fordham.
Xiomara and Isleidy wiped tears from their eyes, Stacy's sniffles quickly deteriorated into sobs, and even the boys tried valiantly not to cry. My tough inner city sophomores were viscerally affected…by Elie Wiesel’s heartbreaking Holocaust memoir, Night, which we just finished reading. I was about to become a waterfall myself when Stacy blurted out, “Miss, when you gonna blow your hair out?” causing everyone to laugh and lifting the somber mood. The subject of my hair was a recurring one in class; the girls desperately wanted… >> Read More