Rita is a Georgia native who earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. As a social worker, she served a diverse range of children and families. Her primary focus was to enhance parent/child relationships and interactions. After having two children of her own, Rita became actively involved in their education. Rita taught in the Cubs classroom since 2006 when CDS opened its doors. Rita enjoys the amazing learning process, creativity, and joyfulness of preschoolers! In the fall of 2020, Rita moved to the Panda classroom where she will return this year. She is a kind, patient and warm member of our faculty. Rita is the proud mom of two children, Will and Gracie.