Rachel J. Holmes

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Education Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8407
 Location: MAR 118
Monday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Office Location- Mariposa Hall Room 118 (623)935-8407


Master of Elementary Education
Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Rachel Holmes currently serves as the Director of the Teacher Education Institute and Early Childhood programs at Estrella Mountain Community College and is a 7th year Residential Faculty member. Rachel was recently appointed 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 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 served as an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix College and taught in the K-12 classroom for 10 years.

Rachel is currently a Doctoral student pursuing her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning with a specialization in Organizational Psychology degree through Aspen University.


College Service 
2012-present, Co-sponsor of the Future Teachers' Club
2012-present, Member of the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
2014, United Way Campaign Committee
2013-present, Faculty Staffing Committee
2012-2014, All USA Scholarship Committee
PAR Committee Member 2018 and Faculty Mentor 2017- present
District Service 
2013-present, District Education Instructional Council Member
-present, District Early Childhood Instructional Council Member
2014, Maricopa Priorities Committee Member
Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
EDU220 View class details for Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) (EDU220)Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) SPR19 MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
EDU221 View class details for Introduction to Education (EDU221)Introduction to Education SPR19 MWF 8:00am - 8:50am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
EDU222 View class details for Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (EDU222)Introduction to the Exceptional Learner SPR19 MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
JAN 14 - MAY 10
EDU230 View class details for Cultural Diversity In Education (EDU230)Cultural Diversity In Education SPR19 MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
JAN 14 - MAR 8
EDU291 View class details for Children's Literature (EDU291)Children's Literature SPR19 MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
JAN 14 - MAR 7