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Waltzing Her Way to a Master’s Degree

Rachel Henriquez will receive her master’s degree Thursday in Teacher Education.  But Rachel’s road to graduation has been unlike others; she practically waltzed her way to graduation day.

Rachel has participated as a professional dancer for the last two years in Dancing with the Knoxville Stars, and has included her students in her journey.  Her love for dance, mixed with her pursuit of a teaching degree, allowed Rachel to use that in teaching her students about bonds, hard work, overcoming social or academic obstacles, and coming together with peers to reach a common goal.

Read more about Rachel’s amazing road to graduation using dance to both teach and learn in her journey to graduation.