Rhonda joined BIE in 2013 as a Systemic Partnership Coach. She is responsible for developing relationships with her district partners to foster organizational learning and capacity building that supports PBL within partner systems. She provides support through a variety of strategies to develop systems' capacities to reflect upon practice, generate ideas, and plan for sustainability of PBL.
Following a successful career as Special Educator in an urban setting, Rhonda worked to support the spread of Project Based Learning in the state of Delaware as the Director of PBL and School Operations for Innovative Schools. She facilitated three-day PBL 101 Workshops for educators across the state and supported teachers in their classrooms to continually reflect and refine project design and implementation. She also supported the replication of national school design models in the state including, New Tech, Expeditionary Learning, Big Picture Learning, EdWorks Early College High School and the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
Rhonda has a B.A in English Literature as well as multiple subject credentials in education (Middle School Math, English Language Arts) and a dual certification in Elementary and Special Education from LeMoyne College. She has a Masters Degree as a Reading Specialist from Wilmington University.