Rachel J. Holmes

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Education Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8407
 Location: MAR-111
11:00 am-1:00 pm
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office Location- Mariposa Hall Room 111 (623)935-8407 MW11-1 in MAR111 and TR by appointment


Master of Elementary Education
Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology
Aspen University

Dr. Rachel Holmes currently serves as the Director of the Teacher Education Institute  at Estrella Mountain Community College, Division Chair for Occupational Education, and is a 9th year Residential Faculty member. Dr. Holmes also serves as the EMCC Service Learning Faculty Coordinator and strives to lead the effort in integrating community service into the curriculum campus-wide to greatly enhance student learning and to positively impact the community as a whole.

She holds a Doctor in Education: Leadership and Learning with an emphasis in Organizational Psychology degree, a Master of Elementary Education degree from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University West. In addition, she holds a Principal's Certificate and is certified in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education and Secondary English. Rachel has endorsements in both ESL and K-12 Reading. Her previous experience includes serving as Coordinator for iTeachAZ at Arizona State University. Rachel Holmes has taught both online and ground graduate-level Education and ESL courses at Grand Canyon University for over 10 years. She also taught in the K-12 classroom for 10 years.



College Service 
2012-present, Co-sponsor of the Future Teachers' Club
2012-2018, Member of the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
2014, United Way Campaign Committee
2013-present, Faculty Staffing Committee
2012-2018, All USA Scholarship Committee
2017- present PAR Committee Member 2018 and Faculty Mentor
2019-2020 Member of SAC Committee
2020-present Leadership Team Fall
Fall 2020-present Academic Solutions Team
2020-present Senator- Faculty Senate
District Service 
Education Instructional Council Member 2013-present
Early Childhood Instructional Council Member, 2017-present
Maricopa Priorities Committee Member 2014
Chair Early Childhood Instructional Council Fall 2021-Spring 2022
Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
EDU221 View class details for Introduction to Education (EDU221)Introduction to Education FAL22 TR 10:00am - 11:15am
AUG 23 - DEC 16
EDU291 View class details for Children's Literature (EDU291)Children's Literature FAL22 AUG 22 - OCT 14
EDU292 View class details for The Art of Storytelling (EDU292)The Art of Storytelling FAL22 AUG 22 - OCT 14
EDU221 View class details for Introduction to Education (EDU221)Introduction to Education SPR23 MW 10:00am - 10:50am
JAN 18 - MAY 12
EDU230 View class details for Cultural Diversity In Education (EDU230)Cultural Diversity In Education SPR23 MW 9:00am - 9:50am
JAN 18 - MAR 10
EDU236 View class details for Classroom Relationships (EDU236)Classroom Relationships SPR23 MW 9:00am - 9:50am
MAR 20 - MAY 12

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