Kristy Raska has joined the Solebury School faculty as department head of Learning Skills.
With an MA from Columbia University Teachers College, Raska has worked as a learning specialist for more than 16 years. She spent the last 10 years as the director of learning support at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she developed and ran the learning support program.
“I love seeing kids take ownership of their own learning. It’s important to focus on their strengths,” Raska explained. “Solebury School’s pedagogical approach – the celebration of the individual and focus on the whole child – is right in line with my teaching philosophy. After spending a day on campus meeting/talking with faculty and students and observing classes, I knew this is the school where I wanted to be.”
As head of Solebury School’s Learning Skills Department, Raska leads a team of five professionals who help students achieve their potential through understanding their strengths, overcoming weaknesses, and teaching them to advocate for themselves.
Founded in the 1980s, the Learning Skills Program was a progressive endeavor for its time, and it continues to offer transformative experiences for students today. Throughout the years, Learning Skills students have been honor students, outstanding artists, star athletes and student leaders at Solebury School.