Rachel Nachman is a first-grade teacher and private tutor with certifications in elementary education (grades 1-6), special education (infant/adult), and early childhood education (PK-grade 3). She graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in both elementary and special education. Additionally, she received her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology through the University of Maryland.
Rachel currently teaches in Montgomery County Public Schools. During her first two years in MCPS, she worked as a special educator in both a fourth and fifth grade fully inclusive classroom setting. Rachel then transitioned to a lead first-grade teacher role. Currently, she is using both her general and special education experience while teaching an inclusion class, which includes students with and without learning disabilities. This wide range of experience has allowed Rachel to fully differentiate her instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Rachel uses both formative and summative data to identify students’ strengths and needs, and then she plans an instructional approach that aligns to each student’s needs. By personalizing her instruction to meet each student’s individual needs, Rachel allows all students the greatest opportunity for academic and personal success.
Outside of the classroom, Rachel enjoys being active, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.