From fighting wildland fires with the U.S. Forest Service to putting out fires in the classroom, education was the last place that Rachael thought she’d end up. It wasn’t until a hard conversation with a base manager in Grangeville, Idaho did Rachael realize she needed to put her chainsaw down and make a bigger impact on the world. Rachael is a member of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2015 and currently serves as the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District. Over the past six years, Sandy Grade School has moved from being one of the lowest ranked elementary schools in the state of Oregon to performing in the top 20% of elementary schools. Sandy Grade School has been recognized by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Model School for closing the achievement gap. Prior to serving as an elementary principal, she was a middle school principal of an “outstanding” and two-time “Level 5: Model School” as recognized by the State of Oregon. Rachael specializes in curriculum development, instructional improvement as well as working with at-risk students and closing the achievement gap. Connect with Rachael on Twitter @DrRachaelGeorge.
Invite Rachael to present!
Rachael is available to speak on these topics:
PrincipalED: Navigating the Leadership Learning Curve
Your First 100 Days: What you need to know when you land your first principal job
Academics, Attitude, and Attendance: How to Develop a Culture of Growing All Kids
Keeping Classrooms Safe, Calm, and Learning: Strategies to Integrate Social Emotional Learning
Trauma Informed Schools: Strategies for schools and classrooms to support the whole child
Math that Works: Using Reteach and Enrich to Excel Math Learning for Students
The Trials, Tribulations, and Successes of Proficiency Based Learning