Riki Braunstein - Coordinator of Field Experience, Music Education
Riki Braunstein earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Music from Brooklyn College. She taught instrumental music on the middle school level in the New York City public school system. After 25 years as a classroom teacher, she left the classroom to become a Middle School Principal and finally retired in 2009. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Riki Braunstein served as associate conductor of the Brooklyn Borough-wide Orchestra and created several inter-visitation programs to introduce the musical ensemble experience to young school musicians. She was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award and the Arts Teacher of the Year award in Brooklyn Community School District 21. She has directed the Music Education since 2005 where she has overseen the training of new music teachers.