Rachel Hamstra is a high school math educator, STEM Teacher Leader and STEM ambassador with almost a decade of experience. Rachel has a gift for helping students with high math anxiety overcome their fears. She designs instruction so that it is accessible and comprehensible. She also focuses on bringing math careers into the classroom and has collaborated with architecture firms and universities to bring STEM based projects into her classroom. She has taught in DC public schools and NYC Public Schools. In recent years, she has also served as a Teacher Leader for DC Public Schools supporting teachers with effective math practices and exploring ways to use math for social justice. She currently teaches at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, one of the District’s most selective high schools, and she is pursuing a second masters in education policy at Georgetown University, focusing on the intersection between changing curriculums and changing labor markets.
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