Risa is a co-head teacher in Classroom 5. She began her teaching career in 2014. Prior to joining the JCC in 2018, Risa was a head teacher at the Mandell School in the 3s/4s program. She was also a counselor at the JCC Day Camp for five summers.
Risa is a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and graduated with a B.S. in psychology. She received her M.S.degree in early childhood special and general education at Bank Street College of Education.
When she’s not teaching, Risa enjoys exercising, reading, and traveling.