In celebration of ten years serving the global education community we are highlighting ten to know in education in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) in 2017. The UAE was selected since the founder has been based here the majority of the last ten years. Each person will be shared throughout this year. Our third person to know is Rhonda Hearns.
Rhonda G. Hearns has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Jackson State University and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading from Prairie View A&M University in the United States of America. Rhonda has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of education covering the areas of teaching, curriculum, early intervention, and leadership. She has taught students of various languages, backgrounds and abilities. She worked as an Irlen Syndrome Screener and Dyslexia Specialist, where she developed a passion for struggling readers and the importance of early learning. Currently, Rhonda works as an Early Childhood Coordinator in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at Collegiate American School. She firmly believes providing a strong foundation for children in the early years has a direct impact on their academic success; and collaborating with other educators is an essential part of that success.
In addition, Rhonda has served as integral part of the Early Childhood Leader’s Forum hosted by Professional Minds LLC in Dubai. This forum provides professional learning with a goal of improving leadership practices. Rhonda collaborates with Patricia Mezu to engage a diverse group of leaders with a focus on sharing and collaborating based on topics of interest. This work was shared at the GCC ASCD Connected Community Teacher Summit in 2016.
To learn more about Rhonda’s school where she serves with a vision to empower students with a holistic, rigorous and international education for success in an ever changing world visit http://www.casdubai.com/.