Board Member

“The best education is to create confident kids that seek more knowledge.”

Vonetta Rhodes-Osi, Ed.M

Board Member
PEM Committee

Vonetta Tashika Rhodes is an experienced early childhood educator, trainer, and administrator. She has been involved in early childhood education for almost 30 years. She feels unapologetic about her belief that high-quality early childhood education is a civil right and “care is education and education is care”  

In addition, she has also been engaged in the community for over two decades to share African cultural awareness and pride and also advocates for political, educational, social, and economic equality and justice for all.  Ms. Rhodes has proudly served as a member of the Juneteenth Festival-Book sharing Committee, Kwanzaa Committee, Mothers March for Justice, Western New York Child Care Action Team, and Malika Kambe Umfazi Sorority, Incorporated.

Ms. Rhodes has a Masters in Elementary Education (n-6) from the University at Buffalo. She also has earned a Baccalaureate in Elementary Education (n-6) at SUNY College at Old Westbury. She says her highest accomplishment is being a mother of her son, Wan’ye.