Kit established a team of Geography Subject Leaders at Framingham Earl High School, something no other department was doing at the time. Together we collaborated on designing the curriculum, establishing peer mentoring for GCSE students and organising field trips. As a 15 year old this responsibility and encouragement was enormously beneficial to my personal development and, along with Kit’s work in the classroom, instilled a real love and enthusiasm in me for Geography. This is something I have pursued at university and I still look back on those formative years as where it all started.
Tom Nott, Ex-student
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Kit Marie Rackley (they/she) is an award-winning ex high-school Geography teacher in the UK. Throughout that time and continuing today, Kit Marie provides teacher continuous professional development (CPD) and training, which previously included a role as Associate Tutor for the School of Education at the University of East Anglia.
Kit Marie has worked as an education consultant and project manager with climate and energy scientists, including researchers based at NOAA Boulder, Colorado and as an educator and trainer at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, California, and is now freelance consultant with the UK’s Geographical Association and the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). They are a published educational author, including works with National Geographic Kids and Diverse Educators.
Kit Marie is a strong and passionate advocate of youth voice and empowerment, decolonising the curriculum, and inclusive and intersectional education. Much of their work revolves around the climate crisis, focusing around framing it as a school safeguarding issue. Kit Marie runs an educational resource blog at Geogramblings.com, and is host and producer of the Coffee & Geography podcast.
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