Rachel Jorgensen (she/hers), M.Ed., is a special education teacher with experience in instructional coaching and teacher leadership with a particular interest in developing equitable practice, culturally responsive teaching, and a focus on college and career readiness. She currently serves as a coordinator of work-based learning in a large Minnesota suburban district, which offers her the chance to connect with students on a deep level. She is also an assistant professor in the Bethel University graduate program for preparatory special education teachers. Leveraging student strengths, conducting a highly engaged classroom and individualizing instruction to meet student needs are at the heart of her education philosophy. She is grateful to invest her career in helping students find theirs.