Our teachers have two goals: your child’s happiness and success.
Rippowam Cisqua School’s experienced and talented educators actively promote intellectual curiosity in students while helping them rise to each challenge. RCS faculty members are dedicated to preparing every child to thrive and grow in a variety of diverse environments, whether it be in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, or beyond. With a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, teachers have the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with students, tap into their interests, and build strong bonds with each child.

We have 82 teachers, teaching assistants, and learning specialists with expertise in PreKindergarten through Grade 9 education. Over 78% of our faculty members have advanced degrees, and as lifelong learners, they continue to further their education through a variety of professional development opportunities offered throughout the year.

Faculty & Staff Directory

Faculty Spotlight

Miles Cameron is the Director of Innovation and the co-founder of the Creativity Cohort at Rippowam Cisqua School. Miles earned his B.A. in fine arts from Middlebury College. Prior to RCS, he worked as a teacher in the art department at Riverdale Country School where he proposed and implemented various programs such as Maker Club, 3D by Design class, and Boatbuilding class. Miles has lifelong ties to independent school as an alumni, teacher, and parent. He believes strongly in the need to integrate creative thinking and innovation school-wide. Miles works to provide support to faculty and students in developing and implementing new, innovative learning opportunities that extend beyond content mastery. His goal for the Innovation Center at RCS is to give students a space to explore their ideas through an interdisciplinary and hands-on approach.
Dr. Iman Rasti teaches humanities at Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, New York. Prior to RCS, he worked as an English teacher, English department chair, and mindfulness coach in other K-12 schools in the USA and England. Iman earned his PhD in Applied Linguistics (2012) from the University of Liverpool, England. He has served as English Department Chair at multiple colleges and has taught at the graduate level. Iman has also published several academic articles and has presented at national and international conferences. In addition to being a classroom teacher and the Co-Director of the RCS Wellness Initiative, he is a member of RCS Creativity Cohort. Iman has been trained in the Torrance Incubation Model where he integrates high-level creative thinking into his content areas in order to enhance student engagement and intrinsic motivation.

Senior Administration

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