Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a Chicago native who earned her degree in Elementary Education at DePaul University in June of 2013. As a Golden Apple Scholar, Rachel teaches 3rd grade in the Chicago Public School system. She plans to build her own school within the next fifteen years. Rachel prides herself in her current weaving of social justice and higher ordered thinking curricula in schools throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
In addition to being an educator, Rachel is also a poet, songwriter, actress and playwright. The subject matter surrounding her works ranges from character driven fiction to the recent delve back into poetic verse exploring her personal struggles.