“I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer...education as the practice of freedom...education that connects the will to know with the will to become. Learning is a place where paradise can be created.“
Rebecca WillnerBeacon Charter High School for the Arts
Rebecca is an ELA teacher at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts in Woonsocket. She came to Rhode Island to study Greek and Latin at Brown University, but she inevitably turned towards teaching, completing the MAT program also at Brown. She believes in equality, access, and choice for all students, and she can’t wait to see all the amazing pockets of Blended Learning happening throughout Rhode Island.
- Coached 5 Lighthouse Classroom teachers
- Organized site visits as well as an intra-Burrillville site visit for Lighthouse Classroom teachers
- Implemented Emote at Beacon Charter HS as part of MyFuseRI project
- Recipient of the 2016 Fuse Igniter Award
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