"Self-care is an act of rebellion when we, as educators, are always expected to put ourselves last."
-Katie Quick, Founder of Rebel Teacher
The Rebel Teacher Mission.
At Rebel Teacher, we are on a mission to prevent educator burnout while ensuring that every teacher in America has access to an emotionally safe work environment, free from bullying, harassment, and abuse.
Through our supportive online community, individual and group coaching, workshops, retreats, online courses, consultation and more, we provide the mental health support, resources, community, and advocacy that all educators deserve. Whether you want to find balance in your current role, or you are ready to leave the profession entirely, we are here to support you every step of the way.
Who we are.
We are a community of rebels - courageous educators from across the country who are here to support, nurture, and validate each other. We are here because we love our students and we love our work, but we know that in order to continue making an impact in our communities, we must start putting ourselves ourselves first.
Rebel Teacher was founded by Katie Quick, MA, LPC , an educator, Licensed Professional Counselor, SEL Specialist, award-winning singer/songwriter and national speaker with over 17 years in urban education and a passion for teacher advocacy and mental health. You can read more about Katie and Rebel Teacher story here.
a person who resists control, or convention;
a person who does not accept normal standards of behavior.
synonyms: nonconformist, revolutionary, maverick, freedom fighter, renegade, badass.
noun | reb·el
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Becoming a Rebel Teacher is easy. When you join our online community of educators nationwide, you will receive incredible monthly benefits and easy-to-access self-care at your fingertips. All of our services are virtual which means you can experience everything we have to offer where and when it's most convenient for you, while saving precious time for the things that matter to you most. Join FREE for a limited time.
Each month, our members receive:
Learn self-care from a different wellness expert each month! From nutrition and mindfulness to personal growth, spirituality, yoga, art, music and more! Watch LIVE or recorded (45 min.)
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Join our founder, Katie Quick, for a monthly Q&A, open coaching, or music + reflection session. Did something come up during the month that you want to chat about? Bring your questions! Watch LIVE or recorded (45 min.)
Get a new, easy-to-implement guided meditation sent to your inbox each month with our newsletter, also accessible through the membership portal!
Receive different journal prompts each month with our newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox and in your membership portal.
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"Teaching can be such an isolating experience that people don’t understand. Having someone who “gets it” listen, validate, and sometimes offer a different perspective or tool is so valuable. Even just being able to hold space for each other to share highs and lows, and moments of gratitude, is so refreshing. This is a really cool thing that Katie has set up for teachers to take some time to focus on our own mental health - something we never do enough of!"
- Alyse, SPED teacher in Maryland
Meet Our Founder
Meet Katie Quick, MA, LPC (she/her). Educator, Licensed Professional Counselor, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist, national speaker, award-winning singer/songwriter, risk-taker, rule-breaker, and the original Rebel Teacher.
Katie has a BS in Education from Illinois State University and a MA in Counseling from Northwestern University, and in addition to teaching every grade level from preschool through 8th grade since 2005, Katie has her own private practice where she specializes in educator mental health. She is the author of the restorative SEL curriculum, Five Fingertips, and provides consultation, training and workshops for schools and educators across the country. Click here to read more.
17 years in education. 7 different schools. 3 separate burn-outs. 2 career changes. Toxic work environments. Depression. Anxiety. Isolation. Guilt. Shame. This was my experience as a teacher.
I was in a constant state of stress that was so “normal” to me that it became my baseline way of being. I experienced everything from administrator bullying to sexual harassment and panic attacks. I had nowhere to turn.
I created Rebel Teacher because it’s time for a revolution. It’s time for educators to unite in a different kind of way - for our mental health, our well-being, our happiness, and our lives.
Rebel Teacher is the safe and supportive community that I always needed. It’s a community that’s not linked to evaluations schools, or districts, but one that was created simply because we deserve better.
You belong here. I see you, I hear you, and you are not alone.
Become a member today. I can’t wait to meet you.
With love and gratitude,
Katie Quick, MA, LPC
Founder @ Rebel Teacher
"Having a weekly meeting to focus on reflection, naming my feelings, and identifying what I needed to do to stay mentally healthy was so valuable. I need that accountability just like I need group exercise classes to keep me on track with fitness. Developing relationships with other educators helped me to not feel so alone in my stress. This support built up my capacity to be able to perform better at my job and be there for my family. Katie is incredibly empathetic, validates all feelings, and asks provocative questions to build my capacity to problem solve and figure out what works for me."
- Megan, Middle School SEL Specialist
Nearly 50% of all teachers leave the profession within the first five years.
-National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
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