Gianna Carchia Organizer

Gianna grew up between Cape Cod and Vermont. She studied journalism, political science, and English literature at Suffolk University and has lived in Boston for over 10 years. Gianna’s passion for education flourished when she worked for Jumpstart at Sunnyside Preschool in Nubian Square for three years. 

Gianna joined Playworks New England shortly after graduation and partnered with a vast network of educators and students across several Boston communities. She was a Coach at Blackstone Elementary for two years where she led small group instruction and facilitated recess programming. As a Site Coordinator, she consulted with educators at Codman Academy Charter School, Russell Elementary, Sumner Elementary, Haley Pilot School, and Blackstone Elementary to support their independent implementation of recess programming. Gianna then joined Boston Public Schools as a 4th Grade Paraprofessional at Mason Elementary one year before the pandemic. Even through remote instruction, she formed lasting relationships with her colleagues and shared unforgettable memories with her students.

Gianna firmly believes in the potential of harnessing teacher power to transform school communities. As an Organizer, she is thrilled to uplift the voices of educators and empower them to create an educational landscape where they and their students are seen, supported, and thriving.

Every child deserves a bright future of abundant joy and opportunity. Empowering educators to advocate for their students and transform education policy is essential to building a sustainable system.