Ms. Rachel

Phone: (651) 325-2400 Ext. 42293


Degrees and Certifications:

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN ~ Bachelor of Arts, Theatre/Math University of St. Thomas ~ Master of Arts, Special Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ms. Rachel

Welcome to our amazing Autism Community here at Benjamin E. Mays.

I come to this program with a passion for all children but especially our students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a Master's Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor's Degree in Theater from Concordia University, St. Paul.

My teaching philosophy is that learning is filled with love, laughter and is LIFE-LONG! I bring this philosophy and passion into my classroom on a daily basis. I enjoy learning about my students along with teaching them how to be participants in not only our school community but also the global community around us.

In my free time, I am a loving aunt to 3 nephews and 1 niece.  I am also a crazy cat mom to two lovely male cats, Patrick and Chester.  I enjoy binge watching shows on Netflix when time permits.  I can also be found scrapbooking or cross-stitching or possibly reading something good (James Patterson, Harry Potter, Actor Biographies).

"I'm a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker. My mind is like Google images." - Dr. Temple Grandin

"Why fit IN when you were born to stand OUT?" - Dr. Seuss