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Rebecca Rubin, MEd

Project Director, Performance Management

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Rebecca Rubin, MEd


Rebecca joined the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence in July 2017, where she initially served as the RULER Program Manager for Elementary Schools. In this role, she developed the curriculum and content that comprises RULER for Elementary Schools. In July 2020, Rebecca was named the Associate Director for Implentation. In this role she oversees an initiative to collect and analyze the performance data on the fidelity of implementation of the RULER approach, as well as our models for coaching and ongoing implementation support. Rebecca is passionate about the potential for Culturally Responsible Teaching and Restorative Practices to bring equity to education and has worked to integrate these methods into the RULER approach. Rebecca's curriculum revisions have been implemented in hundreds of RULER schools nationwide.

Prior to joining the Center, she taught in elementary schools in both Washington, D.C. and Oakland, California. At Lighthouse Community Public School in Oakland, she championed efforts to incorporate Constructivist principles into curriculum, and she helped to train her colleagues. Rebecca contributed to the school's work to create comprehensive interdisciplinary units that are inquiry based, academically rigorous, rooted in project-based learning, and conclude with student-led assessments. She received a B.A. in political science from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Education from George Mason University. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, making pottery, and hiking with her dog, Hushpuppy.

Education & Training

  • MEd
    George Mason University, Special Education (2015)
  • BA
    University of Virginia, Political Science (2013)

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