Rita Pello

Program Manager, Impact and Improvement


Areas of Expertise: student-centered teaching and learning; education policy; strategic communications and project management

“I am driven by my values and fight passionately for people and work I care about.”

Rita Pello is a program manager for impact and improvement with KnowledgeWorks. Prior to her role at KnowledgeWorks, Rita served as Program Coordinator at Teach Plus where she was responsible for ensuring quality programming and communications for teaching policy fellowships and the Massachusetts CURATE Curriculum Fellowship. She has also taught high school English and film and coached forensics in Madison, Wisconsin.

Rita earned her master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her bachelor’s in Secondary Education – English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently the co-president of the volunteer board of Young Education Professionals-Boston and acts as a research assistant on various education-related projects.