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Rachel Jorgensen

Coordinator of Work-Based Learning, Anoka Hennepin Public Schools

Rachel Jorgensen, M.A., is a special education teacher and coordinator of work-based learning at Anoka Hennepin Public Schools and professor at Bethel University who has an interest in empowering students through relationships. She is the author of two books: Loving Your Job in Special Education: 50 Tips and Tools and Supporting Your Child with Special Needs: 50 Fundamental Tools for Families. In addition, she is the current program director for the Teacher Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Program at Bethel University, an online program inviting educators to bolster their skills in supporting students as they transition from school to work. Rachel is working on another book and parenting two teenagers. Much of her time is spent driving them to their activities!

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