For Immediate Release
September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019
YEP National Welcomes Rachael Walton Collaboration Director
Young Education Professionals National Team is Growing! Meet Our Newest Team Member.
WASHINGTON, DC – We are pleased to announce that Rachael Walton has joined the Young Education Professionals National team as our Collaboration Director.
Rachael Walton graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication from York College, City University of New York in 2007. Moreover, she has a history of leadership. After college Rachael was selected to participate in a prestigious political training in Washington D.C. sponsored by Emily’s List. In 2012 she was elected to serve as the Chair of the New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color. And in 2014 Rachael was voted the first African American to serve as the Executive Vice President, where she engaged youth in becoming active in the political process throughout the state of New York. Ms. Walton was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter in 2017. Currently, Rachael works at the New York City Department of Education as the Citywide Manager to implement Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top early childhood education initiative “Pre K for All.” She’s now in pursuit to reform education as a 2019 graduate of American University’s Education Policy and Leadership master’s program. Giving back to the community is a lifetime commitment to her and not an obligation.
From Rachael: "Access to a quality education is the most valuable human right we have in this world. I joined YEP National to ensure that we are cultivating and engaging our educators across the country. As a united network we can strengthen our students and transform classrooms one chapter at a time! I am inspire by the quote from Nelson Mandela: 'Education is the most power weapon which you can use to change the world.'"
Sean Robins, Executive Director of YEP National states, "We are excited to have Rachael join the YEP National team, where she will help grow, support, and sustain the collaboration between our YEP chapters. As 2019-2020 school year is underway, YEP National is thrilled to have Rachael on our team to continue the collaborative support of our current and new chapters."
About Young Education Professionals
Young Education Professionals was created by and for young professionals in support of the belief that education in the United States will be improved if education professionals connect with each other in a range of environments. YEP National provides tomorrow’s education leaders with opportunities to build connections with their peers around the common goal of improving education through policy, research, and practice. The organization accomplishes this through regular programming and membership activities that foster relationship-building, knowledge development, career and professional development, and community engagement. YEP National is a completely volunteer-run organization with 11,000 members in 12 chapters across the nation. For more information, please visit www.youngedprofessionals.org
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