Rachel spent her childhood years growing up in Paris, France and Caracas, Venezuela. She studied in Madrid, Spain and the Bay Area in Northern California and holds a B.F.A. in Painting from the California College of the Arts and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Davis. Rachel has been teaching for 15 years. This is her second year at the Gardner School.
Rachel teaches Wy’East, Klickitat and Tahoma. She has found teaching at the Gardner School to be a very rewarding experience. Teachers and students engage in a challenging and dynamic exchange of information where learning is an exploratory, student-centered and interactive experience. Rachel is excited to bring her multicultural and multidisciplinary background as well as her passion to the teaching of Spanish.