On January 27, Rachael Kessler, the founder of PassageWorks and author of the The Soul of Education died in Boulder, Colorado. Many of you who are educators know of her work in social and emotional learning with young people and her development of the PassageWorks curriculum for use in classrooms and schools.
Rachael’s work with the inner life of students is very kindred to our work in Circles of Trust, and she was always a strong supporter of Courage to Teach and a friend of the Center. If you’d like to learn more about PassageWorks check out this wonderful youtube piece below. Several of our Circle of Trust facilitators have worked closely with Rachael over the years and her bright spirit and strong advocacy on behalf of young people will be sorely missed.
To learn more about PassageWorks, please visit their site, where you’ll find an article about grief written by Rachael.