Hi everyone - my name is Ananya Rabeya and I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to share a little about myself.
Teaching is my second love. I discovered this when I was 18. I was completely awed by hundreds of my students - each of them unique in their abilities, full of ideas and potential. The feeling I got from teaching was almost addictive.
But the first time I fell in love was when I was 11. I had just completed a geometry proof of why a straight line is the shortest distance between any two points in the Euclidean universe. And my teacher looked at me as though I was a magician. That look was all it took for me to be hooked on mathematical thinking. My teacher’s positive reinforcement was etched in my heart; it is why I became a teacher myself.
I cannot wait for that kind of magic to happen at The Downtown School. I cannot wait to get to know the students, to share this amazing learning space with them, and to watch as they become the pioneer student leaders who will transform it.