Rachel Belin

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

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Rachel is the Managing Partner and a Co-Founder of the Kentucky Student Voice Team. Rachel previously worked at the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence for sixteen years, where she joined the staff as Development Director in 2004 before becoming the founding director of the Student Voice Team in 2012.

She has 30 years of experience as a high school teacher and youth development leader in Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and Kentucky. In the course of this work, she has spearheaded a number of ventures to amplify and elevate student voice on education policy issues, including ones that garnered George Foster Peabody and Emmy Awards. Rachel is a graduate of Harvard College with an MAT from the University of Rochester.

Writings & Publications

August 12, 2020

Kentucky Students Report Strong Mental Health Impact of Pandemic Disruption in Statewide Survey

February 1, 2020

Students as Education Partners

December 18, 2018

Survey: Students Accept Reality of New School-Safety Measures

April 26, 2018

These High-Poverty Kentucky Schools Figured Out How to Help Kids Succeed

October 17, 2017

Kentucky Teens Release Book on College Readiness

August 10, 2017

How Student Voice Strengthens Our Advocacy

August 9, 2016

Kentucky Youth Release "Students As Partners" Report

June 12, 2015

Student Voice Team Releases "Uncovering the Tripwires to Postsecondary Success"

February 8, 2015

Student Voice Team "Does Democracy"

February 1, 2014

Students are Helping Set Educational Policy in Kentucky