"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."

Rachael Potts

Employment Specialist

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-583-8173

Next Step Program

Internship Coordinator

Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College

Major: Community Health Education with a focus in International Health

Master’s Degree in Education from The University of Vermont

At some point in Albert Einstein's life he was quoted as saying, “Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  It’s my job to help students figure out where their genius lies and how their interests could tie into their school day.  I work with community members and local employers to assist students with establishing internships and job shadows.   The quality and depth of learning that takes place when students take advantage of these opportunities is truly inspiring.

In addition, I provide support to Student Peace Alliance here at Harwood.  We are a club that is dedicated to promoting peace in our local and global community through various service projects.  I am also a Lead TA, which means I get to meet with my class council on a regular basis and assist other TA’s with curriculum and activities.  

On a personal note, I adore my family, Vietnamese food and hiking on the Bobbin Mill trail in Warren.