Kyesha Ruffin EdTech Program Curator

My name is Kyesha Ruffin and I have over a decade of experience as a Science Educator in the largest school system in the nation; NYC Public Schools.

In my teaching experience, disengagement was the leading cause of student failure. I even got bored from the curriculum that was available to me. Teaching labs in the traditional sense alienated over 50% of the students I served. I knew there had to be a better way. After all, teachers are innovators.


  • Dismantle the idea of science elitism 
  • Develop culturally relevant curriculum
  • Give life to the lab experience 
  • Make institutions our field research stations 

Every child needs the empowerment of science! We must ensure that students feel relevant and included. Not left out because of socioeconomic status, gender or race.