Courageous Love: Rebecca Self
Rebecca is the Education Director at Seedleaf where her focus is on education and community outreach. After starting her teaching career at the high school level, she eventually moved to the Montessori Middle School where she taught math and science; and was the Sustainability Coordinator where she transitioned the school’s focus to an experiential, land-based curriculum. The students conducted their studies on a 12 acre piece of property, where they completed units involving field and stream studies, beekeeping, gardening, composting, stream restoration, rain garden construction, and other sustainable initiatives.
When Rebecca saw how well the students responded to this active, real-world educational method, she realized that similar innovative and engaging practices needed to be more widely available in our community and began working with Seedleaf. Rebecca sees great potential in Seedleaf’s individual and community focus in treating food access and the environment as a social justice issue. She is thrilled to join them in such noble work and looks forward to helping Seedleaf expand its educational offerings.
For her work in sustainable initiatives and for working to see that all people have access to nutritional food, Rebecca is “Standing on the Side of Love” in Lexington.
Lifted up by: Terese Pierskalla