Dr. Rachael
Mahmood


Dr. Rachael Mahmood is a fifth grade teacher in a large school district outside of Chicago. In addition to teaching, she works as an equity ambassador designing and delivering equity workshops throughout her school district as well as in surrounding schools. Dr. Mahmood shares ideas, lessons, and frameworks for culturally responsive teaching with other educators on her YouTube channel and on Twitter. Her doctoral research re-examined parent involvement models to credit the involvement of African American mothers with low incomes. In January 2020, she was featured in the Chicago Tribune: Naperville Sun paper, and recognized as a semi-finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Teaching Excellence. You can learn more about Dr. Mahmood’s work and contact her through her website, www.equityteacherleader.com.

Articles by Dr. Rachael

Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusive

An educator and mother recommends strategies for supporting all students’ religions and cultures, during the winter holidays and year-round.

Rethinking Family Engagement During School Closures

Taking time to check assumptions about family engagement can make a huge difference in the lives of your students and their caregivers.

Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive

Amid school closures, online classes can offer new opportunities for culturally responsive teaching. Here’s what one educator is trying with her fifth grade students.
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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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