Rebecca has been an educator for over 17 years in the public education system in Ottawa, Canada. Over the past 10 years she has been researching and experimenting with new ways of delivering curriculum that reflects the ever-changing modern world. In April 2020 she launched an extracurricular program for youth (ages 10 – 13) called the Social Change Makers program. Students learnt about their strengths, passions and motivators and then paired them in co-creating projects that gave back to the community.
In September of 2020 she opened a virtual private school called R.I.S.E. (Reach, Inspire, Soar & Empower) Academy where high school aged youth use the Social Change Maker model and gain credits that go towards their high school graduation diploma. Although her courses are accredited by the Ministry of Education, her approach to learning is very similar to the philosophy of home ed.