M.A. Educational Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
B.A. Anthropology and Certificate of African Studies, Smith College
Rachael’s introduction to teaching began in west Africa teaching English while spending her junior year of college abroad. Since that time, she has taught SAT and study skills to middle and high school students, kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, and worked as a reading interventionist. She met her husband in the valley and after 3 years in Jackson, left for Colorado to pursue a Masters in Educational Psychology. She and her husband returned in 2015 to raise their boys and be closer to family. Rachael is passionate about building relationships with her students that fosters academic risk-taking. She wants her students to leave her classroom with a passion for learning, trying new things, and a desire to be changemakers in their world. Outside of school, Rachael enjoys hiking, camping, reading, skiing, learning new things, and trying to lift heavier and heavier weights.