Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Instruction and Measurement Branch, California Department of Education
Rachael believes “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow” (Dewey). An ever-changing educational landscape requires vision, growth, commitment, and humility. Student success calls for a unifying, coherent vision where every member of the school community is valued and empowered. Before joining the California Department of Education, Rachael served in public, private, and charter schools as well as with the Sonoma County Office of Education. She has worked as a superintendent, principal, education consultant, and teacher. As a consultant, Rachael delivered numerous presentations and professional development throughout California and coauthored the writing program Writing By Design. She holds a B.S. in English Education and History Education, a M.A. in English, and is enrolled in the education doctorate program at UC Davis. Away from work Rachael enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.