KIPP NYC Public Schools Alumna
Sayda Mitchell-Morales considers herself both an educator and an activist. She is the daughter of two immigrant parents and learned English at the age of 8. She graduated from KIPP Academy Middle School in the South Bronx in 2003. In 2011, she graduated from the Nightingale-Bamford School, having attended The Mountain School of Milton Academy during her junior year. She is also an alumna of the Kenyon Young Writers’ Workshop and the Young Writers’ Workshop at Bard College at Simon Rock. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Whitman College in 2015 and served as Vice-President of the student government, Scholarship Director of Kappa Alpha Theta, and co-founder of the club All Students for Consent (ASC). Upon graduating, Sayda went on to teach in Springfield, MA through Teach for America. She received her Master’s degree from Boston University in Teaching and Curriculum in 2018. Today she guides students towards realizing their true potential at Rise Academy as a 6th grade Humanities teacher and Teacher Leader. She is both a Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) School Organizing Fellow as well as a Schools to Learn From (STLF) Fellow working towards improving her school community.