I'm Molly, an educator, non-profit leader, and consultant. I live in Mammoth Lakes, CA with my family and welcome the chance to travel for leisure and work. I hold an EdD in Educational Leadership, an MS in Special Education, and a BA in Elementary Education. I'm passionate about inclusive practices, transition to adulthood, supported communication, and relationship and sexuality education. I'm also an active volunteer and love making connections.
I got my first job supporting people with disabilities at a summer camp when I was 15 years old. I learned about the field from my father, who was a case manager for people who had been deinstitutionalized from segregated settings in Massachusetts when I was a child. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher and over my career I've been a respite worker, student teacher, teacher, and school administrator before slightly realigning to becoming a part-time professor and founding a social services non-profit (IGNITE Collective, Inc.). I also engage in qualitative research with colleagues across the US and aim to help people share their own stories.
I've lived in California since 2005 and in 2020 moved to Mammoth Lakes, an isolated town in the Eastern Sierra where I love spending time outside and being active in my community. Along with my professional background I personally experience anxiety and have multiple family members with disabilities.
Some organizations I care about:
“We are grateful to have Molly on our team as an Independent Facilitator. Her expertise and experience in the field as well as her superb organizational and communication capabilities proved to be essential in securing the needed budget for our services. Also, we relied on her coaching ability when one of our underperforming service providers needed help and advice.”
"I have had many IEEs done for my son, who is now 20 years old. But it was not until Molly Rearick did a transitional IEE for my son, that I felt it gave my son a voice for some who is non speaking. She took the time to see him in all areas of his home, school, and out in his community. I felt as she was doing this IEE she was assuming competency with my son. Which most people do not with my son. Thank you Molly."