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Executive Director


Charter School of New Castle - State of Delaware


Rachel Valentin is the Executive Director of the Charter School of New Castle Elementary School in New Castle, DE; serving students in grades K-4 (443+). Rachel has been instrumental in leading collective change and transforming the culture of the Charter School of New Castle starting from 2014-15 to this current year. During her tenure, she led the school toward improved student experiences, inclusivity, consistent routines and systems, positive staff and student culture, academic programming and parent partnership.

Rachel serves as an adjunct professor with 4th Dimension Leaders; a leader development program and formerly with Relay Graduate School of Education. Rachel's professional experience started at JPMorgan Chase in New York, where she was responsible for the strategic development and launch of new products for high profile clients and management of traditional credit/banking products.

Rachel transitioned out of the world of banking/finance in 2010, to support policy/political campaign initiatives in New York City. However, she ultimately launched a career in education. Rachel was a successful teacher with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, she served as Math Curriculum Planner and Instructional Coach. These career changes have made a difference in shaping the leader that Rachel is today.

Rachel has earned a Master’s degree in Education from Hunter College, a Master’s degree in Political Science focusing on Urban Affairs, Policy & Public Administration from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel is a proud Spelman College Alumnae with a degree in History.

Rachel is a proud Haitian-American, influenced by Haiti's story of freedom and resilience and the strength of her parents who modeled success as immigrants to the United States.

Notable Specialties, Certificates and Professional Trainings:
• Urban Planning & Crisis Planning
• Project Management
• Instructional Coaching & Professional Development
• RELAY Graduate School of Principal Academy
• Harvard University Data Wise

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