Rachel joins our team from Remarkables Primary School where she has been teaching a year 1 class. Prior to teaching there, she lived and worked in Auckland where she was fortunate to work in many wonderful schools in varied teaching and management roles. Her last position was at St Cuthberts’ College where she worked for 13 years as a year 3-4 homeroom teacher.
Rachel is passionate about working with children, their families and growing the relationships we have with each other. She loves teaching students to love learning in all its curiosities, building confidences and fostering a life long-habit of inquiring. Her particular strengths are in literacy and art.
Rachel and her partner Kevin have 3 beautiful grown up children - two of whom are studying at Auckland University, while their eldest daughter is working overseas. Rachel and Kevin decided to make the move back to the area where she grew up, and they love every moment of being here.
When not at school, Rachel loves enjoying the outdoors, walking, hiking, skiing and gardening. Her passion is for art and she has been painting and selling her contemporary, textured canvases for the last 10 years.