Rita Pello

Manager of Communications

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 manager of communications with KnowledgeWorks. Prior to her role here, 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 has 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 English Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the co-chair of the volunteer board Young Education Professionals-Boston and acted as a research assistant on various education-related projects.