World Language, CLDE

Phone: (719) 494-8800 ext. 2241


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Rachel Connell

Hello! My name is Rachel Connell, and I am the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse teacher here at Vista Ridge High School, and the World Language Department Chair.  I have a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Colorado State University, and a master's degree in education, curriculum and instruction, with a specialization in Linguistically Diverse Populations. I earned my doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, and did my research and dissertation on the classroom environment and language acquisition. I have three adult children and a granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado and around the world! I have a passion for helping young people achieve their goals and dreams, while helping them acquire the language they need to be successful.