Ph.D., George Mason University, (2001)
Rhonda is an adjunct lecturer on education in special education for the Harvard Teacher Fellows. Her teaching and research focuses on ensuring all learners are valued, engaged, and stretched in inclusive classrooms. Rhonda began teaching as an artist-in-residence and then spent over 20 years in urban public schools as both a special and general educator primarily in Spanish Immersion programs. Throughout her career, she has been inspired by Project Zero, specifically creating learning routines informed by Multiple Intelligences and Teaching for Understanding that are used in classrooms around the world and featured in publications including Making Thinking Visible by Ron Richhart and on websites such as Teaching History. She has been a faculty member of HGSE's Project Zero Classroom since 2006 and the Future of Learning Institute since its inception. She designed the online course, Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners, for HGSE Programs in Professional Education WideWorld. Rhonda maintains the website, All Learners Learning Every Day sharing materials and webinars to support educators in inclusive pedagogy. A book on the ALL-ED framework for differentiated instruction is forthcoming with her research partner, Akane Zusho, Engaging the Extremes: Classroom Routines for Precise, Efficient, and Effective Learning, Routledge.