About Us

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Rachel, just graduated from college, had spent the summer sending out resumes to over one hundred Chicago Public Schools. After calling one school ten times, she wore down the principal who told her, “You can have the job if you really want it.”

Karen left a partnership in her law firm to start a career in teaching. Dual certified in special and general education, she was passionate about spearheading the co-teaching model, integrating all students into the least restrictive environment for their learning.

Both women ended up teaching middle school at the same school on Chicago’s South East side.

Karen saw Rachel rolling her suitcase of teaching materials off of the Metra train and into the school and asked if she could give her a ride. The rest is ourstory.

8 Comments

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    Molly
    January 15, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Love you two! So happy you are doing this. Look toward to reading all the posts!

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      karenkdempsey
      January 18, 2014 at 3:04 am

      Thanks, Molly. We are just getting started…! All comments and ideas are appreciated! Miss you!

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    Anonymous
    January 15, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Wonderful, amazing site! Look forward to all the reviews and inspiration to come!

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    cann8
    February 14, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I’m a South East Side teacher blogger too! Can’t wait to read your blog. Happy Blogging.

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      Rachel
      February 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      That’s so great! I can’t wait to read your blog, too. πŸ™‚ Happy blogging indeed.

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    Laxman Prajapati
    February 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Amazing blog… πŸ™‚

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      Rachel
      February 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much! We hope you come back to visit. πŸ™‚

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