BE THE WOMAN WHO FIXES ANOTHER WOMAN’S CROWN WITHOUT TELLING THE WORLD IT WAS CROOKED.
Rachel is the catalyst for ridiculously awesome kindness; She empowers her students to practice kindness every day!
Kindness is spreading like confetti thanks to Rachel, a middle and high school Speech-Language Pathologist in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Audrey, Rachel’s daughter, nominated her mom, sharing that “she dedicates her time to helping students improve their speech but also helps them become better people.“ Audrey says, “My mom makes her classroom a safe and fun place. She recently started a ‘Kindness Convenience Store’ where her students can shop for candy, cookies, snacks, fidget toys, and more for a small act of kindness.”
Rachel displays these items in a store-type setting in her speech therapy room. To participate, a student initiates an act of kindness with another student, teacher, friend, etc. Her merchandise is flying off the shelves! Audrey says, “Something as simple as hugging a friend or holding the door for someone can get them a large bag of sour patch kids or a bag of Oreos. Her students have responded very positively and have already started to make her middle school and high school a kinder place.”
“Kindness has been spreading like wildfire,” Audrey says. “She is teaching [her students] how tiny acts of kindness can spread so much happiness and respect for others. My mom has always been a kind person to everyone, and people remember her because of that. My mom is and continues to be an inspiration to me and everyone she meets. Her relentless positivity is something I strive for in my life. My mom continues to teach me how kindness goes a long way.”
Rachel shares a quote she loves, “Be the woman who fixes another woman’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.”
- Leslie Littlejohn