Rachel Parnell Social Emotional Learning Manager
Rachel Parnell joined Umoja in July 2014, spending her first two years working at South Shore International College Prep supporting senior seminar and ensuring that students graduated with a plan for after high school.
Currently, Rachel supports all 4 levels of Seminar at Wendell Phillips High School, located in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. As a Chicago native, she brings a fierce, unique energy to everything she does while remaining dedicated and passionate about inspiring change in the lives of students. Prior to working at Umoja, Rachel lived in Washington D.C.,where she graduated from Howard University. She then moved to New York City where she attended Columbia University's Teacher College. She spent several years as an elementary school teacher in New York before returning home to Chicago.