These Chicago natives were born of the seasoned and inspiring brush stroke of artist and mother, Dianne Crouch. As children, they were immediately immersed into the world of art and had no choice but to develop that natural born aptitude. They both produce work in varied media using color, texture, movement, and flow. Their pieces are about the impossible and the discovery of promise. Music, life, limits, and change are just a few themes prevalent in Rachel's work. The origin of Rebecca’s artistic premise stem from heartache, forgiveness, and new beginnings. Their poignant pieces are not only beautifully intoxicating stories, but also timeless works of art. Indulge in the art of Rachel and Rebecca Crouch, where they tell their stories, one painting at a time.
LEADERS BY DAY, ARTIST BY NIGHT!
Rachel is an experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in SchoolLeadership, School Culture, STEM, Lesson Planning, and Visual Arts. Strong education professional with a Master'sdegree focused in Curriculum and Instruction.
Under Rachel's leadership, her school received a Tier 1 rating from the Public Charter School Board (2018/2019).
Rebecca joined WTEF as President in November 2017. She has a distinguished career with a proven record in exceptional supervisory and analytical capabilities with a focus on change management, strategic thinking, vision setting, inspirational communication, and advocating for the voiceless. Prior to joining WTEF, Rebecca was the Founding Principal of DC Scholars Public Charter School located in Ward 7. Despite significant external factors, under Rebecca’s leadership, DC Scholars received a Tier 1 rating from the Public Charter School Board (2015/2016) and full accreditation (2014/2015). As a results driven leader with a comprehensive background in educational/operational leadership, Rebecca decided to explore opportunities to widen her impact while continuing to serve communities with the greatest need. Whether working in schools or non-profit settings, Rebecca has consistently been driven by her passion for ensuring that kids enjoy basic human rights, including healthy meals, safe spaces, and a high quality education – all in an effort to interrupt the cycle of poverty. Rebecca has over 13 years of education experience as a certified high school Mathematics teacher, Mathematics Instructional Leader, Assistant Principal, Adjunct Professor, and Founding Elementary School Principal. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Howard University and a Master of Science in Mathematics/Educational Leadership from the Illinois Institute of Technology. In her spare time, Rebecca spends time with her family, paints, and plays tennis.