English Language Arts Department Head

Rachel West

She loves teaching and learning and recently finished her Doctorate in Education from the University of Pacific in Stockton, California.

Biography

Rachel came to DAIS after teaching for 15 years in Northern California. She has taught a variety of English courses and electives during her teaching career. She began teaching immediately after receiving her BA degrees in both Communications Studies and Political Science from Sonoma State University (California).

During her first year of teaching she completed her MA in Secondary Education (San Francisco State University). She loves teaching and learning and recently finished her Doctorate in Education from the University of Pacific in Stockton, California. She also loves coffee, animals, and reading. She is looking forward to a third year of exploring China and other areas in Asia.