WHO WE ARE
Special Education Innovators
Bianca Cabrera is a born and raised Brooklynite of Dominican descent. She attended Princeton University where she was part of the pre-medicine program, majored in Sociology, minored in Global Health and Health Policy, and was captain of the varsity women’s fencing team.
After graduating from Princeton, Bianca taught kindergarten for a year at Community Day Arlington Elementary. While there, she recognized the inequities that existed within the education system, especially for students of color and those with special needs. She then joined Teach for America in 2013, teaching English and Special Education at Gary Comer College Prep Middle School in Chicago and later at Mott Hall Bronx High School in the South Bronx, where she also served as the education technology lead. She currently teaches 7th grade Writing in East New York, Brooklyn at Achievement First Apollo Middle School.
Bianca repeatedly observed her students with special needs being short changed due to few teachers using the best possible accommodations to allow all students to access learning content, which inspired her to create Goals Genius. Goals Genius will be piloting at several charter and district public schools in the fall. Bianca hopes that Goals Genius will allow for school teachers and leaders to better document and collaborate on instruction for students with disabilities, enabling data driven accommodations for our most marginalized students.