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.