Rebecca Dreyfus

Director and Intervention Practice Lead


Rebecca is an expert in special education, intervention, trauma-responsive care, social-emotional well-being, and inclusive practices.

She earned her B.A. in linguistics from UCLA and her master’s and credentials in special education from the University of San Francisco. Rebecca has served as a special education teacher, with a focus on autism and multilingual learners, and cofounded and served as the director of developmental learning at a nonprofit that provided academic and social-emotional interventions for students experiencing instability, such as foster care, homelessness, and domestic violence. She feels incredibly lucky to be on teams that critically examine educational systems and student experiences through a lens of educational equity.

I’ve served as a special education teacher in a variety of school settings, and I continue to work with students with learning and thinking differences and trauma in a one-to-one setting, ensuring access to core instruction and grade-level content.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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