Rebecca Grella

Brentwood, New York

Rebecca's Story


“Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. ” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Teaching Discipline(s)


Dr. Rebecca A. Grella, is scientist and educator at Brentwood High School, Brentwood, NY. Rebecca has been teaching in Brentwood for 20 years where she developed a rigorous environmentally based science research program. The program has garnered national recognition as students have attended the White House Science Fair and have been invited to the Ellen Show. 

Prior to teaching in Brentwood, Rebecca studied and completed a Masters in Applied conservation in the rain forests of Madagascar.  Rebecca’s work in Madagascar led to her becoming certified as as New York State teacher in Chemistry, Biology and General Science.  Rebecca is also a certified School Building and School District Administrator. Rebecca’s  Ph.D. is in Ecology and Evolutionary Biologist from Stony Brook University. Rebecca is an invasive species biologist.  

In addition to her work at Brentwood, Grella works with the Suffolk County government on environmental issues, and is currently the co-principal investigator on a Suffolk County Legislative Grant, “Scientists and Stewards Assessing Nitrogen Mitigation.