When Ms. Rachel was growing up, she wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer AND a National Geographic Photographer. She spent many years of her childhood in Guatemala and loves to travel. Ms. Rachel’s favorite things are rock hunting, photography, gardening, learning about other cultures, live music, and being in the water. She has been married to her husband David for fifteen years and has three children – ranging in age from nine to twenty-five. She has been in the early childhood education field for over 20 years and in addition to education, she also has a degree in cultural anthropology. Three words that describe Rachel are funny, compassionate, and activist.
“I love spending my time with children because they teach me so much. When you truly listen to children, you learn how innately wise and capable they are and are reminded that it’s still possible to see the magic in everything around you.”