Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Elementary Education BA in English Literature Associate Level Certification, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)
Ms. Rachel Branch
Hi! I am originally from Saranac Lake, NY, situated in the beautiful Adirondack mountains and well known for being the "coldest spot in the nation" throughout our winter months (no wonder I can't stand being cold!). Now I live in Montpelier with my boyfriend Jimmy and our cat Duck. Students will likely hear many stories about Duck this year because he has a huge personality and is always getting himself into trouble!
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Saint Michael's College in 2007. I have been teaching at our amazing little elementary school for twelve years.
This is my second year as a Literacy Coach for CVSU and an Interventionist for Echo Valley. I am Associate Level trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, currently working towards Certified Level training.
It's going to be a great year!