7-8 Team Leader + 7-8 Science Teacher
Rachael Gainer attended Smith College in Northampton, MA where she received a B.A. in Neuroscience and Exercise and Sports Studies. During her junior and senior year in college, she first stepped into a classroom working for Smith’s Summer Science and Engineering Program, a program that gives high schoolers the opportunity to take summer courses with high school professors and students. Under the wing of a professor, Rachael was able to discover her love for teaching students in the sciences. After graduation in 2013, Rachael moved to New Orleans, LA. to continue teaching 7th and 8th grade science here at Harriet Tubman Charter School. In 2015, Rachael ranked 4th in the district for 8th grade science. Last year, she was ranked 5th in the district and outperformed the state in 7th grade science. After three years in the classroom, Rachael continues to teach 7th and 8th grade science and leads the 7th and 8th grade team.