Rachel Valentin is currently the Principal & Instructional Leader of Charter School of New Castle Elementary Campus serving grades K – 4 (425+) students. Rachel has been instrumental in leading collective change and transforming the culture of the Charter School of New Castle during a difficult leadership transition in 2014-15.  During her tenure, the school experienced a major turn-around that resulted in improved student and parent experience, consistent routines & systems; positive staff culture and academic programming.  

 Rachel relocated to Delaware to participate with the Delaware Leadership Project a Principal Fellowship developed by Innovative Schools. Rachel has served as an adjunct professor with Relay Graduate School of Education Delaware and now with 4th Dimension Learning.  Prior to relocating, Rachel was a Teacher with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, NY. She has also served as Math Curriculum Planner and Instructional Coach.

 Rachel has earned a M.Ed. in Education from Hunter College in New York. In addition, Rachel has earned an M.A. in Political Science with a central focus on Urban Affairs/Policy & Public Administration) Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel has also earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Writing from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

 Rachel’s professional experience began at JPMorgan Chase. While there she was responsible for the strategic development and launch of new products for high profile clients, and strategic management of traditional credit and banking products. She is a professionally trained Project Specialist, Data Specialist and Relationship Manager.

 Leader Message:  At the Charter School of New Castle, I am committed to ensuring that students receive both the academic and personal skills needed to be college and career ready. We provide teachers with consistent coaching, best practices, high leverage targeted feedback, and data analysis to improve student academic results. My vision is that all students can and will graduate from high school and college with the tools to be successful in life. It is our responsibility to set no limits to student learning because this work matters and our students matter.  All students, all students will, we will get them there!