Rachel Jorgensen

Job Title


Special education teacher with a particular interest in effective collaboration with all stakeholders.

Started at Bethel

Fall of 2017


  • Augsburg College - Bachelor of Arts in Education, Communication Arts Concentration, 2004
  • Augsburg College - Master of Arts in Special Education, E/BD and SLD, 2006


Rachel has been in the field of special education for 10 years, and has also served as a Q-Comp peer evaluator.  As a special education teacher, Rachel instructed students across multiple disability areas in subjects such as reading, writing, social skills, and study skills.  As a Q-Comp peer evaluator, Rachel served as a coach for a caseload of 90 special education teachers facilitating reflection and professional growth.  Rachel believes that engaging instruction of the highest quality is the key to an effective special education program.  Students do best when they are active learners and they experience tasks which align to their individual ability levels.  Connecting with families and collaborating with other educators is key to success for students.  Teachers grow best when they are nurtured and feel supported by a professional development program.  Authentic learning in culturally diverse settings is one of her highest values pertaining to education.

Courses Taught

SPED 675, Consultation, Collaboration and Resources

Certificates and Licenses

Certified in Cognitive Coaching

ENVOY Certification, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Google Educator Certification

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certification

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Culturally Responsive Teaching Leadership

Hobbies and Interests

In her free time, she enjoys reading, running and raising her two children.


"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." -Plato