Rachel Bloom

Guest Blogger

Educator, Codman Academy

Boston, Massachusetts

Rachel Bloom joined Codman Academy in 2014.  Prior to joining Codman, she worked as a senior counselor for Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment (BRYE), an ESL Academic Summer Enrichment Program in 2012 and 2013, and directed BRYE in 2014. Rachel continues her work with BRYE as an instructional coach during the summers, mentoring new teachers on how to be successful in the classroom. Rachel earned her B.A. in sociology with a minor in education from Tufts University and her M.Ed. in special education from Boston University.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2019

Heyssis Castillo Cut Her Hair in High School to Prove a Point About Beauty Standards

Throughout her four years at Codman, Heyssis was a pillar of leadership, individuality, strength and professionalism. Like all students, Heyssis…

By Raika Nasirullah, Rachel Bloom

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Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

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Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

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