Rachel Chewakin, M.Ed.
Lead, Special Projects & Talent
Rachel currently serves as the Lead of Special Projects and Talent on the PIC team. In this role, she supports participating PIC principals, New Principal Academy leaders and program alumni in their work, and leads recruitment and expansion, and marketing and communications for the program.
She began her career as a fourth grade teacher at Uplift Summit International Preparatory in Arlington, Texas. Prior to joining PIC, Rachel worked in various roles in the education space in Chicago. She served as the Community Development Director for an education company, as Chief of Staff at The Chicago Public Education Fund, and worked on talent and recruitment initiatives with the Noble Network of Charters Schools and Teach For America.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Arizona State University and a Masters of Education in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago. She is currently a proud member of Leadership ISD's Civic Voices Fellowship, Class of 2022 and an alumni of the Urban Leadership Fellowship in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, and trying new restaurants around the metro-plex. She is an active member in the Junior League of Dallas, and currently volunteers with the Dallas Zoo.