Rachel Kennedy oversees operations of the Disability Services and Learning Commons. She has a B.A. from Bethel in psychology, communications and English. Her M.S. is from Western Governors University in special education. She recently worked for the InterMountain Education Service District in Eastern Oregon, initially as a special education teacher and has taught semester-long parent training classes for parents of children with autism.
She has mentored new teachers, supervised teachers working on master’s degrees and hired and supervised paraprofessionals. Kennedy has experience with evaluation teams, supervised the eligibility process, built bridges with local school districts and developed good working relationships with community partners.