Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Raquel G.
Location: Dallas, TX
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Current Role: Educational Account Executive
Describe what you do in one sentence.
I educate school districts in Texas about Elevate K-12 and how we can partner with them to bring equity into education!
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
I love that I can help so many students who would otherwise not have access to a certified teacher. Working for a mission-driven company is very rewarding!
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12?
Every day is different! I work from home full time, and I talk to so many people every day around the state, whether it’s on the phone, online, or sometimes in person when I travel. Some days I am traveling on a plane or by car, some days I’m in online meetings all day! Other days I’m sending out tons of emails – it’s busy, but I love being busy!
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
Everyone is extremely helpful! I know I can call or text anyone at any time. It’s nice to know that my colleagues are always willing to help. Elevate K-12 is very team-oriented, and we are generally a very happy group!
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
We are making a HUGE difference, and I think that’s what I like the most. We are truly helping students, but also helping people be able to work from home doing what they love – teaching!
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
The best moment for me is actually lots of moments – closing a sale at Elevate K-12 is always extremely exciting!! I love that our leadership team sends out emails to everyone every time we close a sale – not only is it just a “sale” but its another district that saw the value of our company and hundreds of students will get access to a high-quality teacher because of that “closed sale”.. it really is exciting every time I see that email come through.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
When I am not working, I am spending time with my husband and my two kids, who are 5 and 2. I love running, working out, going out with friends, and traveling!! The most surprising thing about me is that I grew up in Eagle River, Alaska in the mountains. No pavement for miles! It was very remote – my school was about 45 minutes (by school bus) away. It was a fun childhood!
Thanks, Raquel G.