headshot softRaquel Ríos, PhD is an educator, instructional designer and author with over twenty years’ experience in the field of education. She started her career as a middle and high school Spanish teacher. She has worked nationally in the US and internationally in Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Puerto Rico. 

Dr. Ríos specializes in designing and imparting meaningful professional learning experiences that transform teachers and students from the inside out. Most recently, Dr. Ríos worked at New Teacher Center, a national resource on mentoring and coaching for teacher effectiveness located in Santa Cruz, California. There, she was a key contributor to the redesign of their curriculum and products infusing equity, social-emotional learning and ELA standards-aligned instruction. 

Her research interests and scholarship center on mindfulness, social justice, language and literacy and ethical leadership. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership from Touro University International, a MS in Elementary Education from Lehman College and a BS in Secondary Foreign Language Education from New York University.  She lives with her husband and two children in New York City.