Ruth Helen Barral earned a M.S. Ed in Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College. She was a Teach For America corps member, and taught PreK as part of the Early Childhood Education pilot program. She was a Special Education teacher and Early Intervention Service provider through Little Meadows Early Childhood Center, working with children, ages birth through 5 years. Afterwards, she founded a Prekindergarten program at a community-based charter school in East Harlem, which has now expanded to three classes. Ruth is devoted to creating an inclusive educational environment where all children can learn, play, and grow to reach their full potential.