Shanita is a coach and facilitator at Rethinc where she provides K-12 excellence, instructional leadership development, and DEI consultation to partners seeking a high performing school culture.
Shanita Rapatalo is currently an independent education consultant, specializing in literacy, and co-owner of The Rapatalo Group, LLC. For the past 18 years, she has worked in district and charter schools in New York City and Washington, DC. as well as NYCDOE central office and education non-profits. Researcher, teacher, disruptor, and advocate for equitable instruction, she has held positions from classroom teacher to instructional borough coach. She received her BS in Biology from Trinity College, and MSE in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a graduate certificate for School District Administration (SDA), both from Fordham University. She lives with her husband, a fellow disruptor, and two daughters in New Jersey which sits on the land of the ___ people.