K-12 Resource Teacher at Brevard Public Schools
Originally from Queens, N.Y., Rachel Winsten attended the State University of New York, College at Cortland majoring in physical education and graduating with a Bachelors in Education. She earned her Masters Degree in Education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
After earning her degree, Rachel went on to teach health and physical education for 12 years at Martin Van Buren High School, where she fostered her passion, honed her teaching craft and gained expertise in content integration. In 2012, she moved from New York to Florida to work for Brevard Public Schools as the district resource teacher for K-12 health, physical education, driver education & JROTC. Along with her curriculum and instruction responsibilities she wrote a successful PEP Grant and was the manager of that grant from 2013-2016.
It was during the 2013 AAHPERD (now SHAPE America) convention in Charlotte, N.C. where Rachel first met Jen Ohlson. Conversation regarding common core integration and developing/enhancing the IHT curriculum started and continues to this day. Rachel was part of the awesome team that developed the current curriculum resources for Interactive Health Technologies. She lives in Viera, Fla., with her husband, two children and puppy, Winnie.