Rebecca Chinsky attended the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, with a minor in Health. Chinsky also earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from McDaniel College. Because Chinsky was studying physical education and was interested in athletic administration, she thought that an internship with The Academy for Sport Leadership would be a perfect opportunity for her.
Interning with TASL combined Chinsky’s passion of teaching, coaching, and mentoring youth and teens through physical education and sport. Being an athlete and leader herself, Chinsky wished that there were a program like TASL when she was in high school.
After college, Chinsky worked with Meg Seng at Greenhills School for a few months as a long-term sub, taught PE and Health, and served as an Assistant Athletic Director. In 2009, Chinsky moved to Baltimore where she got a job as a Physical Education and Health teacher. She taught for three years at an elementary school and three years at a high school. In 2015, Chinsky left teaching and took her current position as the Senior Director of Recreation and JCC Maccabi at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, which is comparable to being an Athletic Administrator. In addition, Chinsky also coaches middle school and high school varsity girls’ soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, and coed indoor and outdoor track.