M.Ed. Harvard University / B.S. Yale University
Mrs. Rehfield-Pelles was most recently a superintendent for 12 years for the New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for 47 Pre-K to 12th Grade schools and 18,000 students. Before she was appointed superintendent, she was a principal for 10 years at School of the Future, a rigorous college-preparatory middle and high school in New York City. She began her career teaching math and computer science in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Rome, Italy. Mrs. Rehfield-Pelles majored in Mathematics at Yale University and received her master’s degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School. For high school, Mrs. Rehfield-Pelles attended the United Nations International School (UNIS), a flagship international school in New York City. During her free time, Mrs. Rehfield-Pelles enjoys reading, traveling, and meeting new people. She is looking forward to exploring Seoul with her husband, Matt.