Community School Director for PS 111, School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism, New York City
Hella Abebe is a Community School Director working with PS 111, School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism, in Queens, New York. As a Community School Director, Hella is responsible for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy in collaboration with school leadership and community partners. Prior to joining CSS, Hella was the Program Manager for a literacy-based nonprofit organization dedicated to both developing educators’ instruction and improving students’ foundational knowledge of literacy across 20 New York City Public Schools in Brooklyn. Beginning her journey in education teaching sign language to infant/toddlers, she has years of classroom experience in Pre-K-2nd grade classes. Hella received her master’s degree in elementary education & teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and her bachelor’s degree in African American studies & sociology with a minor in developmental psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.