Rachael Copelin

Teacher/Mentor

Rachael Copelin teaches science & math. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University, graduating with high honors. Upon graduation, she pursued further education in Chicago, earning her Masters of Education in Urban Education from National Louis University.

For nearly four years, Rachael worked as an educator at a high needs school on Chicago’s south side, teaching a variety of grade levels and subject areas. Her favorite subject she taught was science, especially the unit when she and her students investigated Tony Hawk’s skateboarding “Loop of Death.” (Look it up!!)

Rachael enjoys spending her days with her husband and baby boy. She also likes to (attempt to) garden, work on DIY home projects, browse used book stores, dabble in impressionist painting, and eat lots and lots of Indian food!

Every summer throughout high school, Rachael traveled with teams of students to complete international service & missions work. She had the opportunity to travel to four different countries– Jamaica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Guatemala– which gave her a deep curiosity for rich & diverse cultures!

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