Alumni Spotlight: Rachael Thames ’07/’08MS

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Wheelock Gold Dec 2014 Image 1A dual-degree graduate and winner of the 2012 Lucy Wheelock Award, Rachael demonstrates the commitment to service, innovation, and the College’s mission that is typical of many young Wheelock alumni. As a graduate student, she served as a representative on the Alumni Association Board and ― after creating the College’s annual World Service Weekend program ― served as the Board’s advocacy and community service coordinator. Rachael has taught at Horizons for Homeless Children and is currently an early childhood education specialist in the Strong Start department of Family Service of Greater Boston. There, she works in Boston early childhood education centers designing and delivering workshops, modeling developmentally appropriate practices, and coaching teachers.