Rachel Kessous

Richard R Green High School of Teaching

At Richard R Green High School of Teaching, Rachel serves as a Mathematics Teacher and the Liberal Arts & Teaching Academy Director. Through her second role as an Academy Director, Rachel manages her school’s internship program geared at preparing students for careers in teaching. The internship program is one of the only high school programs in NYC that focuses on preparing the next generation of educators and getting students excited and prepared for careers in education.

21st Century Skills Building Initiative: Work Readiness

  • Richard R Green’s internship program allows students to learn about the teaching profession in a safe and supportive environment by interning in classrooms within the school during their junior year before going out to externship sites during the senior year of high school. Through these experiences they get hands on experience with careers in the teaching field
  • Students spend time reflecting on their work experience through guided discussion, writing and interactive activities
  • Many students who go through the internship program have gone on to pursue careers in education

Building Block Spotlight: Problem Solving >> Identifies alternative ideas/processes that are more effective than the ones previously used/suggested

Problem solving is one of the most essential skills for students to develop during their high school years. Not only is this skill invaluable as an employee, but it is a necessity in maintaining functional relations and navigating obstacles in life.