Rachael Goeler has been nominated for a Hometown Heroes in Education award for her creative work in bringing out the best in her autistic students at P233Q. Trained by the Manhattan Music Project, Goeler works to bring art, music, and dance activities to her students to enhance their communication skills.
Goeler spoke to the NY Daily News about teaching and her students:
“It’s my life. There’s something so pure about this population. When they’re happy, you know it’s not disingenuous. And to be that person to make them laugh or smile has always been unbelievably motivating.”