Rahel Wondwossen

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Founding Principal, Cohen College Prep

New Orleans, Louisiana

Rahel Wondwossen has been an urban educator for 10 years. In 2010, she became the founding principal of Cohen College Prep in New Orleans, which graduated its first class last year. A native of Ethiopia, she started her teaching career in a Bronx high school as a Teach For America corps member, after her graduation from Bates College.

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Posted Jan. 12, 2015

A New Orleans High School Where Students With Disabilities Thrive

Rahel Wondwossen has been an urban educator for 10 years. In 2010, she became the founding principal of Cohen College…

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Posted Oct. 7, 2019

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

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