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Rachel Decker


Rachel Decker


Position: English Teacher

Courses Taught: AP Literature & Composition, English 9, Journalism, Tutor


Email address: rdecker@dvhigh.net



•  High School: Carondelet High School, Concord, CA

•  College: University of Puget Sound & San Diego State University

•  Credentials: B.A. (English); CA Single Subject Credential (English)


Background: This is my 8th year of teaching, spending two years at Kearny High School in San Diego and 1 year at East Palo Alto Academy in East Palo Alto.  I have taught 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English, as well as AVID and academic support classes. This is my third year as the Journalism teacher and my fourth year as the adviser for the student newspaper, The Wildcat Tribune. I am also a Curriculum Leader for the English Department.


Teaching/Educational Philosophy: “Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education.”—MLK Jr.