Rita Rathbone

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Durham Public Schools

Durham, North Carolina

Rita Rathbone is a lifelong resident of North Carolina. Rathbone completed a full tour of her state with degrees from Western Carolina University, East Carolina University, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she recently completed her Ed.D. in educational leadership.

Rathbone is a former North Carolina Teaching Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher visual arts teacher with 16 years of experience. She currently work as a teacher, magnet coordinator and curriculum specialist in Durham Public Schools.

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016

Choice and Segregation in Durham, North Carolina

Rita Rathbone, Ed.D., is a teacher and magnet coordinator at a traditional public school in Durham, North Carolina, who is…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

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