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About Me

Welcome to 3rd Grade!  My name is Ada Rappeport, and I am looking forward to having your children in my classroom this year. This will be my sixth year teaching at Redding STEM Academy.

In all aspects of my life, I consider myself an educator and a lifelong learner. I am passionate about helping children enrich their lives through knowledge.  For me, there is nothing more rewarding than that “light-bulb” moment that learners have when they grasp a new concept that I have presented. In the past, I have taught 4th grade, as well as preschool. Prior to coming to R-STEM in 2016, I worked with young adults and adults teaching computer and basic academic skills. I am also interested in the Maker Movement, and I was instrumental in bringing the Shasta County Mini Maker Faire to Redding in 2016 and 2018. I was honored to have been selected as one of the five teachers featured in KIXE's Big Education Event of 2017. I was again honored to have been selected as one of the 30 teachers for the Shasta Celebrates Teachers event in January of 2020. I look forward to working with your children this coming year.

I grew up in the North State and have been in Redding for over 20 years now.  I am married to Robert, and we have two children, Ethan and Sofie.  Ethan graduated with honors from U-Prep in 2019, and he completed his general education studies at Shasta College in May of 2021. Sofie will be a Senior at U-Prep, and she plays soccer year-round. I enjoy the beauty of the area that we live in, but I also love to travel and explore new places and cultures. I have been fortunate to visit many places in the world, and in each place I have visited, I have met people who have inspired me.

Five quotes that inspire and guide me as a teacher:

"Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it."  Brian Tracy

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  Margaret Mead

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” Maya Angelou

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”  Albert Einstein
"It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover." Jules Henri Poincare

I am looking forward to a great new school year, and I look forward to meeting you all in August.