Dr. Rachael Mahmood is anengaging and activational speaker/facilitator on topics related to equity in education, including: culturally relevant instruction, culturally responsive teaching, implicit bias, minority parent involvement, and multicultural curriculum.
Ed.D, Northern Illinois University, in Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on culturally relevant instruction
M.Ed, Elmhurst College, in Teacher Leadership.
Micro-credential in Equity Mindset, Illinois State University
Micro-credential in Culturally Responsive Curriculum, Illinois State University
Reading Teacher Leader Endorsement
B.Ed, Benedictine University, in Elementary Ed. and Psychology
Middle School Endorsement English and Social Science
Five Years Early Childhood Teaching.
Fifteen Years Elementary School Teaching.
Worked in Title 1 Schools recognized for cultural and socio-economical diversity.
Using culturally responsive teaching, 90+% of my class typically earns a student growth percentile (SGP) over 70% on state tests; 0% under 40%.
School Professional Development Presenter
Institute Day Presenter
Parent Meeting Presenter
New and Pre-Service Teacher Trainer
World Café/ Dialogue Circle Facilitator
University Course Guest Presenter
Teacher Feature, Naperville Sun, 1/2020
Teaching Tolerance- Guest Writer
Educator’s Room- Guest Writer
Education Post- Guest Writer
Green Schools Network- Guest Writer
Published Dissertation – ProQuest
Teaching Tolerance-National Award for Teaching Excellence- Semi-Finalist 2020
Indian Prairie School District, 204, IL Parent Diversity Advisory Council- Leadership Team.
Indian Prairie School District 204, IL Equity Ambassador