Hello! My name is Rachel Haas. I am so excited to be a part of the Mountain View team this year as the GT Resource Partner. I am native to Colorado, although I moved away for a short time during high school to Houston, Texas. After college I decided I couldn’t stay away any longer and my husband and I moved to northern Colorado in 2003. I attended Brigham Young University and majored in Marriage, Family, and Human Development in 2003. Many years later, I went back and got my Master’s degree in 2016 from University of Phoenix in Elementary Education. I have been married for 17 years and I have 2 daughters. Elle is 15 and Reese is 12 and I am loving having older kids, although it is very different than I expected it to be! Our family loves to be in the mountains whenever possible. We love to ski, 4 wheel, and just hang out anywhere in the mountains. I like hiking, but my husband is an avid hiker and has almost finished all of Colorado’s 14ers. Much to his disappointment I have only done a few of them with him.
I love watching students reach their goals and potential. I strongly believe that it is so important as educators to give students the tools, knowledge, and skills they need to be successful now and in their future and develop them as a whole child, not just academically. I want every student to come to school and have their brain stretched every day, no matter who they are or what level they are at.