Vashti Reyes Acosta has a Doctor of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Bachelor of Arts degrees. She has been a college professor, a curriculum developer, and a teacher-trainer at Columbia's Teachers College, and a public school teacher. She has also served tie the Executive Program Director of one of the oldest and largest settlement houses in New York and has' presented scholarly work at national and statewide conferences.
Dr. Acosta has served the Lord for more than 30 years. She currently teaches in her church and assists in training teachers for various children's and youth ministries. Additionally, she is a retreat and conference speaker. Vashti is the wife of a New York State Supreme Court Justice and the mother of two.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2005 edition of Just Between Us.