Mannikka Rosa is founder and creator of the educational consulting company, The Educationalist Method. The Method is a program designed for special education teachers and Hip Hop hE.D.s (supporters for more Hip Hop Based Education in the classroom) who yearn for educational reform that brings visibility to the disabled community. Mannikka learned the value of being an MC in the classroom rather than a “Sage on the Stage” through her decade-long experience as a secondary Special Education teacher. She believes that in order to bridge gaps and retain new teachers, educators must be taught how to effectively use the language of the youth to empower and inspire young people to be critical thinkers. She brings “The Method” into the courses she teaches for PWN by encouraging students to apply their authentic voice to the aesthetic forms found in Hip Hop throughout the creative writing process. Mannikka has a Masters in Transitional Education from George Washington University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Virginia. But her heart will always and forever be with her alma mater, THE Ohio State University, where she graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Criminology. O-H! Mannikka and her family moved to the New Jersey area from Northern Virginia in May of 2020. She lives in Fair Haven with her husband, three kids, and dog.