Joseph grew up in Flatbush, but like many of its residents, was born in Haiti. Raised by her grandparents, who brought her to Brooklyn when she was just two, she grew up speaking Creole at home – which eventually led her to her current position of English as a Second Language Coordinator at PS6, where she’s taught in various positions and grades for the past 20 years.

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Rita Joseph at Georges Diner, March 2020. Liena Zagare/Bklyner Rita Joseph is a local teacher running to represent her neighborhood – Flatbush / District 40 – in the City Council in this year’s election, which will be decided in the June Democratic primary.

Joseph grew up in Flatbush, but like […]


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