Rachel was born and raised in Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, a Master’s in Elementary Education and an English as a Second Language Endorsement. For the past two years, she has been travelling with her five-year-old son, Foster, while she taught abroad in Albania and Ukraine. She is a passionate outdoorswoman and soccer player and coach. She also works at a local bookshop during school breaks, and loves helping her students find books that drive them to new understandings about themselves and the world around them. This is her first year at BCA and she is very much looking forward to sharing her love of lifelong learning, as well as overcoming unprecedented challenges with her students.