Dr. Rachel Holmes currently serves as the Director of the Teacher Education Institute at Estrella Mountain Community College 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.