Phone: 761-6052 #2207
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English MS in Secondary Education
Ms. Rella graduated with a BA in English from Quinnipiac University in 2004 and a Masters in Secondary Education in 2006 from Manhattanville College. She began teaching at Woodlands High School in May of 2006. She is blessed that this is her thirteenth year being part of the Greenburgh Central School District Community. Over the course of her teaching career, Ms. Rella has taught a variety of English classes such as English 9/9H, English 9WISE, English 10/ 10H, English 11/11H, English 12, & AP Composition and Literature. She also created the Greek Mythology elective at Woodlands High School called "Greek Mythology Alive & Well." Ms. Rella also worked with Westchester Community College to help bring the "Early College Experience" program to Woodlands High School. This is a partnership program with WCC which allows students to earn college credits while still being in a high school setting. This will be Ms. Rella's third year teaching "ECE 101 Writing & Research" (formly known as ACE: Advanced College Experience). This year she is also teaching "ECE 102 Writing & Literature" as well. This is the first year that this course is being offered. Students who successfully complete ECE 101 & 102 will have the ability to earn six college credits in English prior to entering college.
Ms. Rella is also a WISE Mentor to students in the WISE program and she is part of the WISE Task Force Committee. She participates in other committees such as the Scheduling Committee, the Technology Committee, and the International Baccalaureate Committee. She devotes her free time to mentoring students after school and providing study sessions in preparation for Regents exams and AP exams in her content area. She is also an active member of the PTA and attends PTA meetings regularly.
Outside of the Greenburgh School District she is part of the International English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta) and the International Honor Society of Education (Kappa Delta Pi). Her philosophy of teaching is not to teach students "what" to think, but to teach students "how" to think for themselves.