Teach for America (TFA) believes that “one day all children can have access to an excellent education.” The organization believes that through putting highly educated individuals into a teaching position for two years, the education systems in America can fundamentally change. On the surface, the plan seems fantastic. Young motivated people, teaching the youth of America to reach for their dreams, what could possibly go wrong?
Rachel Storey is a high school special education teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, and a 2012 Teach for America Milwaukee Alumnus. She grew up in Buffalo, New York. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Population and Demographic Studies from Cornell University, she moved to Milwaukee to start her teaching career. Recently she received her Master’s in Urban Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University. Rachel now lives in the Riverwest Neighborhood of Milwaukee and teaches at Golda Meir High School for the Gifted and Talented. In her spare time enjoys travel, cooking, kickboxing, and reading.
Educator, Individuals with disabilities Advocate, World Traveler, Kickboxing Feminist, 2012 Teach for American Alumnus that has nearly eight years of experience working for the promotion of people with disabilities, their families, and those that love them.
Currently reading: 50 Shades of Gray
Interested in now: The future of Special Education in charter schools
Thinking about: Inclusion vs. self-contained classes