Rachael is a School Psychologist who works in the educational system with children who have disabilities. She evaluates children to see if they are eligible for special education services and consults with teachers, parents, and other school staff members on ways to help their children be successful in school. Rachael works in a school district in Burlington County, New Jersey. She has worked there ever since she received her Educational Specialist degree in 2005.
Rachael lost her son Spencer on August 10, 2012 due to suspected torsion of the umbilical cord when she was 29 weeks pregnant. She spent the next few months researching umbilical cord accidents, and met Connie Hosker on a grief support group online. Feeling the need to help make sure tragedies like hers don’t happen to other women, she got involved with starting Project Alive & Kicking.
Rachael was born in New Jersey and has remained there her entire life. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montclair University and went on to pursue her Masters and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Rowan University. Apart from her work with children as a school psychologist, Rachael loves to travel, exercise, read, watch good movies, and spend quality time with her family and friends. She resides in New Jersey with her husband Justin, their son Brandon, and her two cats Trouble and Boo. Spencer is always in their hearts.