Giavanna joins LightSail after three years as a public school teacher in New York City, where she taught 6th and 7th grade in the South Bronx and worked primarily English Language Learners and students with special needs. While in the classroom, Giavanna along with her co-teacher, was selected as the school’s model Integrative Co-Teaching team and served as co-chair of the School Leadership Team. Before becoming a teacher, Giavanna worked in higher education communications and development. She has her Masters in English Education from New York University and her BA in English from University of Richmond.
If Giavanna could be any book character, she would be Lucy Pevensie, because she is the first person to experience that miraculous, enviable moment at the back of the wardrobe, and because she trusted Aslan – even when things seemed hopeless!