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. (In Progress).
Reading Teacher Leader Endorsement.
B.Ed, Benedictine University, in Elementary Ed. and Psychology.
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 Cafe/ Dialogue Circle Facilitator.
University Course Guest Presenter.
Teacher Feature, Naperville Sun, 1/2020.
Teaching Tolerance Guest Writer.
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