Rachel P.


York College of PA, B.A. Political Science

Towson University, M.S. Women's & Gender Studies

Childcare Experience

Teen Coordinator at Boys & Girls Club
Elkton, MD, 10/12 - 05/13
Children, ages 5-13

Substitute Teacher
Elkton, MD, 2005 - 2013
Children, ages 5-10

Middletown, MD, 04/12
Girl, age 1

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Newark, DE & New York, NY, 04/08 - Present
Girls and Boys, ages 4-11

Sex Educator
Elkton, MD, 10/12 - 05/13
Girls and Boys, ages 11-13

Camp Counselor
Elkton, MD, 06/07 - 06/12
Girls and Boys, ages 5-13

Professional Experience

Adjunct Instructor
Wilmington, DE, 10/13 - Present

Baltimore, MD, 05/05 - 09/05

Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Washington, DC, 12/05 - 07/07

About Me

Since graduating with a master’s degree in Women’s & Gender Studies, and pursuing a career in social justice, I have found myself going back to my passion for working with children. When I started college, I intended to be an Elementary School teacher, but followed my passion for politics and social justice instead. Now, I am combining my work in social justice with my passion for children. I feel strongly that all children deserve the best care, the utmost respect, and the opportunity to thrive. It is through this passion that I’ve taken on work at the Boys & Girls Club, and as a Sex Educator for urban youth.

Currently, I’m working as an Adjunct Instructor at a university teaching courses in sociology and philosophy. My commitment to inspiring intellectual curiosity in my college-aged students extends to children of all ages as well. I love discovery and exploration with children, and instilling the notion that the sky is the limit. After all, childhood is the time to dream big, imagine the possibilities, and have fun!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs

I will be SmartSitting while…

Teaching at a university.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A social justice and feminist thought leader.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, baking cookies, art and writing.