Rae is dedicated to social justice and sustainability. She comes to DMHS with extensive Montessori experience, starting with her own Montessori education from first to eighth grade. Additionally, Rae has been an assistant in Upper Elementary classrooms and a Math and Occupations Guide at Nature’s Way Montessori in Knoxville, TN. Rae holds a certificate from the AMI Orientation to Adolescent Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University. She also brings experience from four years as a farmer at Weir River Farm and Vanguarden CSA in Massachusetts. Before farming, Rae worked in outdoor education with middle school students for eight years. Rae is passionate about being outside, local botany, exploring science in our everyday lives, growing and preserving food, and empowering young people to be the amazing and unique individuals they are in the world. Rae is thrilled to be at DMHS!