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Gabriela Tejedor


 A Devoted Educator

Age: 33

Title: Co-founder and Co-head

Name of Organization: School of Brooklyn Independent

Gabriela Tejedor is co-founder and co-Head of School of Brooklyn Independent, a new middle school that seeks to integrate students across racial and socio-economic backgrounds to combat New York City’s segregated and unjust schooling system.

She is a Teach of America alumnus and has taught English language arts (ELA) for the past nine years, most recently at Uncommon Schools’ Ocean Hill Collegiate, where she served as both grade level chair and a middle school ELA curriculum specialist.

Gabriela graduated from New York University in 2011 and the RELAY Graduate School of 

Education in 2013.